My recent story in ISSUE magazine followed the theme of arts figures who died 100 years ago in the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. This time I looked at the poet Guillaume Apollinaire who was one of the most influential figures in the birth of 20th-century art.
In the early years of the century, Apollinaire’s influence and creativity were well known. His friend included Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Jean Metzinger and Georges Braque. His fame as a poet was unquestioned and his art criticism perfectly captured the zeitgeist.
Yet today he is relatively ignored. It is time he was restored to his rightful place as a pioneer of art and art criticism.
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