Jean Metzinger (1883-1956) was a French painter (of still life, figures and landscape), theorist, writer and poet. As a cubist painter, Metzinger exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants, and at the Salon d'Automne. In 1912 Metzinger and Albert Gleizes wrote "Du Cubisme", a treatise on Cubism. Metzinger's works are shown in museums around the world as well as in private collections.
In Paris he met Robert Delaunay, Guillaume Apollinaire, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. In 1910 Metzinger exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Indépendants.  He and Robert Delaunay often painted together.
Metzinger continued to exhibit with Albert Gleizes, and Fernand Leger from 1911 to 1916. Following the mechanized paintings of the late 1920s, until his death in 1956, Metzinger turned towards a more classical approach to painting with elements of Surrealism and Cubism.  He was a prolific painter; some of his late works were Seated Nude with Peaches and Clusters of Grapes, 1940, Reclining Figure (Nu Couché), 1946, Reclining Nude (Nu allongé), 1945–50, The Green Dress (La robe verte), ca. 1950, Nude with Parrot, 1953, and Bouquet of Flowers and an Apple, 1955.
Portrait of Guillaume Apollinaire, 1910.