Fernand Léger

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Born February 4, 1881(1881-02-04)
Argentan, Orne, France
Died August 17, 1955(1955-08-17) (aged 74)
Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Collections Pompidou 130, MoMA 65, Artic 36, PhilArt 26, Met 24, KM Basel 21, Stedelijk 18, Guggenheim 17, LACMA 15, NGA 14, MiA 13, Tate 12, Beyeler 12, V&A 10, MAM 7, Van Abbe 4, Reina Sofia 4, IM Jerusalem 4, Thyssen 4, NGS 4, SG Stuttgart 3, SFMOMA 3, SMK Copenhagen 3, MA Cleveland 3, Guggenheim Venice 2, Kröller-Müller 2, NM Oslo 2, NRW 2, Folkwang 1, Szépművészeti Budapest 1, IMMA 1, KM Hallands 1, KH Zürich 1
Web Wikipedia

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (1881–1955) 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.

Writings
  • Functions of Painting, New York: Viking Press, 1973. (English)
Literature
  • Carol S. Eliel, et al., L'Esprit Nouveau: Purism in Paris, 1918-1925, New York: Harry Abrams, 2001.