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Amedeo Modigliani

Italian Painter / Sculptor

Died when: 35 years 196 days (426 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (US: /ˌmoʊdiːlˈjɑːni/, Italian: [ameˈdɛːo modiʎˈʎaːni]; 12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France.

He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by a surreal elongation of faces, necks, and figures that were not received well during his lifetime, but later became much sought-after.

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.Modigliani's oeuvre includes paintings and drawings.

From 1909 to 1914, he devoted himself mainly to sculpture.His main subject was portraits and full figures, both in the images and in the sculptures.

Modigliani had little success while alive, but after his death achieved great popularity.He died of tubercular meningitis, at the age of 35, in Paris.

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