Jacob Max





QUIMPER (FRANCE) 1876 – 1944

After spending his childhood in Quimper, Brittany, France, Max Jacob enrolled in the Paris Colonial School, which he left in 1897 for an artistic career He was one of the first friends Pablo Picasso made in Paris They met in the summer of 1901, and it was Jacob who helped the young artist learn French Later, on the Boulevard Voltaire, he shared a room with Picasso, who remained a lifelong friend (and was included in his artwork Three Musicians) Jacob introduced him to Guillaume Apollinaire, who in turn introduced Picasso to Georges Braque He would become close friends with Jean Cocteau, Jean Hugo, Christopher Wood and Amedeo Modigliani, who painted his portrait in 1916

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