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Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Artist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Léger was born into a peasant family in Argentan, France. He studied at the city's School of Decorative Arts and at the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1908 he joined the colony of artists, La Ruche (The Beehive), and developed a semi-abstract style, breaking down forms into tubular shapes. After serving in the First World War, his work demonstrated an interest in geometric and mechanised figures.