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Amedeo Modigliani

Painters

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian-Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces, necks, and figures that were not received well during his lifetime but later found acceptance. Modigliani spent his youth in Italy, where he studied the art of antiquity and the Renaissance. In 1906 he moved to Paris, where he came into contact with such artists as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brâncuși. By 1912 Modigliani was exhibiting highly stylized sculptures with Cubists of the Section d'Or group at the Salon d'Automne.

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  • Family and early life 

  • Art student years 

  • Paris 

  • Gallery of works 

  • Montparnasse, Paris 

  • The war years 

  • Patronage of Léopold Zborowski 

  • Jeanne Hébuterne 

  • Death and funeral 

  • Legacy 

  • Critical reactions 

  • Selected works