Auguste Herbin was a French cubist and later abstract painter whose work forms a bridge between the Cubist movement and post-war geometrical abstract painting. His earlier work was influenced by the tenets of the impressionism movement. However, having met the cubists (Picasso, Braque and Gris) in Paris, revolutionised his style.
Later in his life, his style moved toward abstraction and he was the co-founder of the group abstraction-création (1931).
The pure geometrical shapes and positive colours of his later abstract works had considerable influence on various younger abstract painters.