12 Facts About Alice Bailly


Alice Bailly was a Swiss avant-garde painter, known for her interpretations on cubism, fauvism, futurism, her wool paintings, and her participation in the Dada movement.

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In 1906, Alice Bailly had settled in Paris where she befriended Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, and Marie Laurencin, avant-garde modernist painters who influenced her works and her later life.

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Alice Bailly's was born to a modestly situated family in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Alice Bailly's believed that the purpose of the school was to develop her individual talent, not introduce their ideas to her.

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Alice Bailly's won a scholarship to study in Munich, Germany, but after a disastrous and short lived stint in class she spent the rest of her time studying Rubens, Van Dyck, and other master artists at the Munich Art Gallery.

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Alice Bailly spent a couple of years back in Geneva, working on painting and wood engraving .

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In 1904, at the age of thirty-two, Alice Bailly moved to Paris, where she befriended a number of notable modernist painters such as Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Fernand Leger, Sonia Lewitska and Marie Laurencin.

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The following year Alice Bailly was invited to spend a couple of weeks at the Villa Medicis-Libre, a sanctuary for artists that had not had the privilege of having a formal arts education in Rome.

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In 1912, Alice Bailly's work was chosen to represent Swiss artists in an exhibit that traveled through Russia, England, and Spain.

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At the start of World War I, Alice Bailly returned to her native country of Switzerland and invented her signature "wool paintings, " which were her own variations of Cubism.

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Alice Bailly's made about 50 of these wool paintings between 1913 and 1922.

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Alice Bailly was regularly exhibited in the society, along with many other female artists specializing in cubism.

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