Fernand Léger(1881-1955), Artist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Léger was born in Argentan, France and 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 incorporated more geometric and mechanised forms. Later work included painted murals, designs for the theatre and cinema, and decorative commissions, such as the stained-glass windows and tapestries for the church at Audincourt in France (1951).
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