Fernand Léger

1 portrait

Fernand Léger, by Ida Kar, 1954 - NPG x133285 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Fernand Léger

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x133285


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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The year this photograph was taken, Léger had completed one of his final works, The Great Parade. Bill Hopkins wrote: 'Standing beside one of his latest still lifes, Léger's virtuosity has caused as many controversies in painting as Stravinsky in music. Looking at him, he is the Norman farmer epitomised. Not what one regards a revolutionary at all.'