Auguste Herbin was a French painter known for his abstract and geometric work. Born in 1882, Herbin initially worked as a decorator before devoting himself to painting. He was heavily influenced by the Cubist movement but later developed his own unique style, which he called L’Art non-figuratif.

One of Herbin’s most famous works is the painting “Rythme no. 1,” which features a colorful assortment of geometric shapes arranged in a rhythmic pattern. In the years that followed, Herbin became increasingly interested in the spiritual elements of art and began incorporating symbols and metaphysical themes into his work.

In 1931, Herbin co-founded the group Abstraction-Création, which was dedicated to promoting abstract art and bringing together artists from around Europe. He also wrote extensively on the subject of non-figurative art, publishing several books that explored the philosophical and spiritual aspects of abstraction.

Despite facing criticism from some in the art world, Herbin continued to create work that challenged traditional notions of art and pushed the boundaries of the medium. Today, his contributions to the development of abstract art are widely recognized and celebrated.

Herbin died in 1960, but his legacy lives on through his artwork, as well as his influence on subsequent generations of artists who continue to explore the possibilities of abstraction and non-figurative art.