Amedeo Modigliani | the artist
The artist Amedeo Modigliani
Born July 2 1884, Leghorn, Livorno, Italy.
Died Jan 25 1920, Ospedale della Charité, Paris, France.
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Amedeo (Beloved of God) Modigliani was considered to be the quintessential bohemian artist, his legend almost as infamous as Van Goghs. In Modiglianis time, his work was seen as an oddity: contemporary with the Cubists but not part of their movement. His work was a link between such portraitists as Whistler, Sargent, and Toulouse-Lautrec and that of the Art Deco painters of the 1920s as well as the new approaches of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso.
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Works in the MOMA collection
Amedeo Modigliani was born July 12, 1884, in Livorno, Italy. The serious illnesses he suffered during his childhood persisted throughout his life. At age 14, he began to study painting. He first experimented with sculpture during the summer of 1902 and the following year attended the Reale Istituto di Belle Arti in Venice…
Works in the TATE collection
<p>Amedeo’s precocious propensity to painting revealed itself when he started to frequent the studio of the artist Guglielmo Micheli from Leghorn starting from the summer of 1898.<br /> In 1901, he left on a trip with his mother after recovering from a pulmonary ailment…</p>