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Fernand  Leger

Fernand Léger's long career spanned over fifty years. Though he built his reputation on being a Cubist, his styles varied considerably decade to decade, ranging from figuration to complete abstraction. Léger worked in a wide range of mediums including paint, ceramic, large-scale murals, film, theater and dance sets, glass, print, and in book arts. While his styles varied, overall, he was consistently graphic, favoring primary colors, depicting humans or abstract shapes in action to convey the movement of daily life.

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Fernand  Leger Le Cycliste

Le Cycliste
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Fernand  Leger Le Cycliste
Le Cycliste
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29.75 x 21.5 in
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Fernand  Leger Art et Solidarite
Art et Solidarite
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30 x 19.5 in
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Fernand  Leger Berggruen
Berggruen
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23.5 x 17.5 in
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Fernand  Leger Circle and Birds from the series _La Ville_
Circle and Birds from the series La Ville
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26 x 20 in
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Fernand  Leger Deauville vu par Fernand Léger
Deauville vu par Fernand Léger
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Fernand  Leger From the Series _La Ville_
From the Series La Ville
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Fernand  Leger

Fernand Leger

Fernand Leger Biography


Fernand Léger was born at Argentan, France, on February 4th, 1881. Léger began his career as an artist by serving an apprenticeship in architecture in Caen and working as an architectural draughtsman. In 1900 Léger went to Paris and was admitted to the École des Arts Décoratifs. In 1903 and also attended the Académie Julian. The first profound influence on Léger's work came from Cézanne, whose pictures Léger encountered at the large-scale Cézanne exhibition at the 1907 Salon d'Automne. Léger became friends with Delaunay and maintained ties with great artists, including Matisse, Rousseau, Apollinaire and leading exponents of Cubism. From 1909 Léger himself developed a quirky Cubist style, distinguished by reduction to the simplest basic forms and formal austerity linked with a pure, sharply contrasting palette by 1913-14. As a painter, Fernand Léger exerted an enormous influence on the development of Cubism, Constructivism and the modern advertising poster as well as various forms of applied art. From 1911 until 1912 Léger belonged to the Section d'Or group. During the first world-war, Léger came into contact with modern technology, notably cannon. The superhuman powers and precise beauty of ordnance enthralled him. By 1920, influenced by the persuasive assurance radiated by Purism and the form of retro Neo-Classicism practised by Picasso and others, Léger had achieved a mechanistic classicism, a precise geometrically and harshly definitive monumental rendering of modern objects such as cog-wheels and screws, with the human figure incorporated as an equally machine-like being. Surrealism also left its mark on Fernand Léger in the 1930s, loosening up his style and making it more curvilinear. Léger taught at Yale University and at Mills College in California from 1940 until 1945. By now his dominant motifs were drawn from the workplace and were post-Cubist in form, combined with the representational clarity of Realism. Fernand Léger died at Gof-sur-Yvette near Paris on August 17th 1955.

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