Paul Braig was a French expressionistic painter who illustrated 'La Vie Imagée de Pablo Picasso' (1952), a "graphic novel" about Pablo Picasso, written by famous Surrealists André Breton and Benjamin Péret. This seems to have been his only contribution to comic history.

Life and career
Paul Braig was born in 1906. He was educated in Germany at the Staatliches Bauhaus, after which he moved to France, where he studied under Roger Bissière. Braig made many expressionistic paintings during his lifetime, but never quite rose to fame or success. He died in 1972, still an obscure name in French art history.

La Vie Imagée de Pablo Picasso
Between 28 December 1951 and 8 February 1952, the art magazine Arts serialized a comic strip about Pablo Picasso, written by André Bréton and Benjamin Péret and drawn by Paul Braig. The comic was presented in a text comics format, with text captions underneath the images. The story itself was printed vertically, as was common for French newspaper comics of the 1940s and 1950s.

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