Auguste Herbin (1882-1960) French Cubist and later abstract painter whose work forms a bridge between the Cubist movement and post-war geometrical abstract painting.The pure geometrical shapes and positive colours of his later abstract works had considerable influence on various younger abstract painters. Was also active in the 1950s as a designer of tapestries. Died in Paris.
On another roll...inspiration for a painting a day. 'April 8, 2013' (2013) from the '9x9 painting' series by Japanese abstract painter Hiroshi Matsumoto (b.1953). Oil on canvas, 9 x 9 cm. via the artist on flickr