Gaudier-Brzeska

Intriguing artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) lived a short full life before dying on the battle field in Europe during World War I at 23.

French born sculptor had a platonic but personal relationship with Sophie Brzeska, a polish poet and writer. He adopted her surname.

The couple moved to London in 1910 till he enlisted in French Military where he died.  Both suffered from mental illness.

Henri left a large body of work including drawings, paintings and sculptures. He was part of the Vorticism movement.  

He and Sophie were the subject of movie ” Savage Messiah,” a play and non-fiction books.

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Henri

 

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Sophie

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Scene from play about Henri and Sophie and their relationship
Biography about Henri

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