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Le Cubisme était Né, Présence, Chambéry, 1972.
Eds Hermann, Paris, 2012 (with an introduction by me)

Jean Metzinger

Suzanne Phocas: Portrait of Jean Metzinger, 1926
Oil on waxed canvas, 115 x 80 cm

Very little is known about these texts, when they were written and whether they were intended as part of a projected autobiography or as detached occasional pieces. They were supplied to the publisher Henri Viaud by Metzinger's widow, Suzanne Phocas, who wanted them published as her price for allowing him to publish Du "Cubisme".

Growing up in Nantes
First steps in painting
Family secrets
Montmartre (and Max Jacob)
... and Juan Gris
Albert Gleizes