Who was Frank Haviland?
Frank Burty Haviland, born in 1886 Limoges, France, was a French Cubist painter.
From an early age, Frank Haviland was influenced by his family’s creative professions. He was the grandson of Philippe Burty, art collector and critic who gave us the artistic term, “japonisme.” He was the son of Charles Haviland, owner of Haviland and Company, a producer of porcelain. His brother, Paul was a photographer and writer.
Frank Haviland’s friends were the who’s who of the artist world of his time. Along with Amedeo Modigliani, he was a friend and early client of Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque.
In 1910, Frank Haviland and sculptor, Manolo and De Séverac, moved to Céret, a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. He purchased a monastery which become known at the School of Céret.
I can only imagine the creative energy that occurred when Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, Max Jacob and Auguste Herbin came together at School of Céret.
In 1914, Frank Haviland married Joséphine Laporta, a girl from Céret.
Frank Haviland was a noted collector and dealer of cubism. I encourage you to read The Met’s brief biography of his life.