José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez (March 23, 1887 – May 11, 1927), better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor who lived and worked in France most of his life. His works, which are closely connected to the emergence of an innovative artistic genre—Cubism—are among the movement's most distinctive.
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... During the early summer of 1914, Gertrude bought three paintings by Juan Gris Roses, Glass and Bottle, and Book and Glasses ... Gris, who before the war had entered a binding contract with Kahnweiler for his output, was left without income ... Gertrude attempted to enter an ancillary arrangement in which she would forward Gris living expenses in exchange for future pictures ...
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