Fernand Léger

Painting, Visual Artist

1881 – 1955

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Who was Fernand Léger?

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.

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Born
Feb 4, 1881
Argentan
Also known as
  • Fernand Leger
  • Fernand Lger
  • Fernand Léger
Nationality
  • France
  • French Third Republic
Profession
Education
  • École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs
  • Académie Julian
Lived in
  • Orne
  • Argentan
Died
Aug 17, 1955
Gif-sur-Yvette

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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