by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
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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.'