Juan Gris (1887 – 1927) was Spanish painter and sculptor born in Madrid and worked in France for most of his life. In 1906, he moved to Paris and became friends with Henri Matisse, George Braque and Fernand Leger. He was closely connected to the innovative artistic genre cubism. His works are among the movement’s most distinctive.
The top auction price for Gris work is $57.1 million for his 1915 painting Nature Morte a la nappe a carreaux