Léger, Fernand

BORN 4 Feb 1881, Argentan, Normandie - DIED 17 Aug 1955, Gif-sur-Yvette
BIRTH NAME Léger, Jules Fernand Henri
GRAVE LOCATION Gif-sur-Yvette, Essonne: 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
• knew Kupka, Frantisek
• was influenced by Matisse, Henri
• was teacher of Moll, Margarethe
• was teacher of Rée, Anita


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


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

Lehár, Franz

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 28 Jan 2018