Fernand Leger | the artist

The artist Fernand Leger
Born Febr 4 1881, Argentan, France.
Died Aug 17 1955, , .
Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers, Cubism, Documenta Kassel,

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Leger incorporated elements from a wide range of modernist artistic movements, including Fauvism, Neoplasticism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism and even Social Realism. Leger was associated early on with Cubism, but the primary influence on his work was the modern world.

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In his late paintings, Léger separated color from his figures, which, while they retained their robotlike shapes, were painted in black lines. The color was then boldly laid over areas of the canvas to form a separate composition that tied the entire painting together…

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was born February 4, 1881, in Argentan, France. After apprenticing with an architect in Caen from 1897 to 1899, Léger settled in Paris in 1900 and supported himself as an architectural draftsman…

Fernand Léger (1881-1955) has long been acknowledged as one of the major artists of his time. His art, however, has been subject to more misunderstanding than that of any of his peers in the founding generation of twentieth-century modernism…

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