After Albert Gleizes (1881–1953). Albert Gleizes was a French artist, theoretician, philosopher, and an important influence on the School of Paris. Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du « Cubisme, » 1912. Gleizes was a founding member of the Section d’Or group of artists. He was also a member of Der Sturm, and his many theoretical writings were originally most appreciated in Germany, where especially at the Bauhaus his ideas were given thoughtful consideration. Gleizes spent four crucial years in New York, and played an important role in making America aware of modern art. He was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, founder of the Ernest-Renan Association, and both a founder and participant in the Abbaye de Créteil. He was also a founder, organizer and director of Abstraction-Création.