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FERNAND LEGER (French / 1881-1955)

Fernand Léger was born in Argentan, Normandy. He worked in an architect’s office and a photographic studio before studing first at the École des Arts Décoratifs and then at the Académie Julian. From 1909 Fernand Léger became a member of the Cubists, exhibiting alongside Braque and Picasso. The tubular forms of Léger’s Cubist period foreshadowed the “machine aesthetic” he was to develop after WWI (during which he was gassed and invalided out of the army). The art of Fernand Léger celebrates the vitality of the ordinary man and woman in the machine age. There is a Léger Museum in Biot, Provence.

See also:

LOUIS ARAGON
GEORGES BRAQUE
OTHON FRIESZ
PABLO RUIZ PICASSO

Selected prints by FERNAND LEGER

La Partie de
Campagne, 1952
Lithograph
La Chapellerie, 1960
Lithograph
L'Haltérophile, 1960
Lithograph

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