Early on in his art career, much of the style which he focused on was that of impressionism, the 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists, main impressionists include Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Édouard Manet.
Shortly after 1905, he made the transition over to fauvism, and followed many of the color schemes, and design aspects which were more prominent in this form of art. During this time he was in a series of exhibitions, and was around artists like Henri Matisse and Andre Derain. Loose form structures, along with bold color schemes to convey the deep emotions of the artist and his subject, were prominent in his work, and in the fauvism style in general.
Following World War I, the style that Georges Braque followed changed once again. It was less planned and structured, so he did not really have a focal theme in the types of work he created. In 1922, he had a very successful solo exhibit in Paris, which not only garnered much attention to his work, but also to the new form which he and Picasso had introduced. It not only showcased the new color and collage style paintings, it also helped propel him to the front of the art world, as a prominent name during this period.
During the end of the 1920's, the works created by Georges Braque took yet another transformation in style and tone. He began to focus more so on real interpretations, and focused much of his work on nature, and natural light. Even though this was the third stylistic change he had made in the decade alone, his work never seemed to stray too far from the Cubism style which he created. So, square, straight lines, and bold colors, were always seen in the images which he displayed on the canvas. There were always aspects of the cubism style, in every piece he created, regardless of which period he was working in or on which any new style on which he was focused.
During World War II and following this period, the works which Georges Braque created, took yet another turn, and focused on darker, more somber pieces. Darker colors and dark scenes were much of what he painted. Following the war he focused on painting lighter subjects, he painted images of birds, landscapes of land, and he did many pieces which focused around the sea. During this period, he focused on more than just painting; Georges Braque also crafted many lithographs, sculptures, and he even did work on stained glass windows and creative design styles.
In his personal life, Georges Braque failed to ever take on larger scale projects; this was namely due to his poor health, which would not allow him to work on major pieces, or spend too much time focused on any individual piece. Although he did have issues with his health a majority of his life, this did not stop him from leading a new art movement, and developing one of the most famous art movements to transpire during the 20th century in the art world. Alongside Picasso, Georges Braque may have been one of the most influential painters of the early 20th century. In addition to introducing Cubism, he also specialized in sculpture work, which he made a name for himself in Europe, as well as around the U. S. with many of his distinct style pieces.