Léger, Fernand

PAINTER (FRANCE)
BORN 4 Feb 1881, Argentan, Normandie - DIED 17 Aug 1955, Gif-sur-Yvette
REAL NAME Léger, Jules Fernand Henri
GRAVE LOCATION Gif-sur-Yvette, Essone: Nouveau Cimetičre

Influenced by Cézanne, Matisse and Rousseau. He was a member of the Salon des Indépendants and together with Braque and Picasso he was a pioneer of cubism. After the First world War he took inspiration from the industrial world. He influenced consturctivism in the USSR and neoplasticism in the Netherlands.

Related persons
• employed Bourgeois, Louise
• was a friend of Brancusi, Constantin
• was influenced by Matisse, Henri
• was teacher to Moll, Margarethe
• was teacher to Rée, Anita

Images

'La fleur qui marche'.
(1952)
Picture by Pat/Androom (Jun 1998)

 

Sources
• Adler, Josef, Handbuch der Grabstätten, 2. Band, Die Grabstätte der Europäer, Deutsches Kunstverlag, München, 1986
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