[[Image:Metzinger cycle track.jpg|thumb|150px|At the Cycle-Race
, 1912,Peggy Guggenheim Collection.]]Jean Metzinger (June 24,
1883 Nantes, France– November 3,
1956) was a French painter.
Initially he was influenced by Fauvism
, but from 1908 he was
associated with Cubism
. Metzinger was a
member of the Section d'Or
artists. Certain pieces such as At the Cycle-Race track
suggest speed and movement, ideas which are linked to the futurist
Together with Albert Gleizes
Metzinger created the first major treatise on Cubism, Du
, in 1912.In the latter stages of his career, he moved
away from cubism towards realism
while still retaining elements of cubist style.