Georges Braque was born in Argenteuil in May 1882 and died in Paris in August 1963, aged 81. Born into a family of craftsmen, his penchant for art was evident from an early age. Introduced to art by his father, he continued his apprenticeship at the Académie Humbert, and later entered the École des Beaux-Arts. At the end of his training, Braque explored galleries and museums, deepening his knowledge of the great masters of his time. He soon joined the Société des Amis des Arts and exhibited his work. His art aroused keen interest from his very first exhibitions, propelling his reputation among the most eminent French painters of his generation.