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Fernand Léger was born on 4 February 1881 in Argentan (Orne) and died on 17 August 1955 in Gif-sur-Yvette (Essonne). He is a representative of the cubist current. His version of it is also called by critics "tubism", due to his preference for tubular forms. His style is close to Italian futurism, especially in his series of workers on scaffolds.

Fernand Léger studied in Paris, at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. His first works are influenced by Impressionism, but after discovering the work of Paul Cezanne, he shifted towards cubism.

In 1907, he moved to "La Ruche" (artist's studios in Paris), where he met numerous painters, including Paul Cézanne, Braque and Picasso. He was mobilized in 1914for service in the French Army, which marked a break in his work. At the front, he drew in the trenches; he was hospitalized and then sent home in 1917. He got married and moved to Vernon. Mechanical elements become more and more present in his works.

During the 20s he had a very productive period: he had numerous commissions and met many artists including Le Corbusier. He also worked for the cinema. His first big exhibition was held in Chicago in 1935.

At the breaking of World War II, he moved to New York. Many of his friends were also in exile in the US: André Breton, Masson, Tanguy, Ernst, Chagall, Mondrian. He returned to France in 1945, where he joined the Communist Party (with Picasso, among others) and defended ideas such as realism in art.

Fernand Léger was also the Director of painting schools, such as the Montrouge and Montmartre schools, where students such as Louise Bourgeois or Serge Gainsbourg were trained.

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Print, Untitled, Fernand Léger

Untitled

Fernand Léger

Print - 54.5 x 75 x 0.1 cm Print - 21.5 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$4,313

Painting, Still life with glass, Fernand Léger

Still life with glass

Fernand Léger

Painting - 32 x 27 cm Painting - 12.6 x 10.6 inch

$272,379

Photography, La preuve que l'homme descend du singe, Fernand Léger

La preuve que l'homme descend du singe

Fernand Léger

Photography - 15 x 10 cm Photography - 5.9 x 3.9 inch

$13,619

Print, Le Campeur et la femme en rouge, Fernand Léger

Le Campeur et la femme en rouge

Fernand Léger

Print - 90 x 60 x 1 cm Print - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$908

Print, Composition., Fernand Léger

Composition.

Fernand Léger

Print - 75 x 53 cm Print - 29.5 x 20.9 inch

$1,135

Print, Fleur, Fernand Léger

Fleur

Fernand Léger

Print - 32.5 x 24.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 12.8 x 9.6 x 0 inch

$3,405

Print, Manifeste, Fernand Léger

Manifeste

Fernand Léger

Print - 48 x 34 x 0.1 cm Print - 18.9 x 13.4 x 0 inch

$908

Print, Sans titre, Fernand Léger

Sans titre

Fernand Léger

Print - 56 x 38 cm Print - 22 x 15 inch

$3,178

Print, Nature morte, Fernand Léger

Nature morte

Fernand Léger

Print - 32 x 42 cm Print - 12.6 x 16.5 inch

$2,156

Print, Nature morte aux fruits, Fernand Léger

Nature morte aux fruits

Fernand Léger

Print - 50 x 65 cm Print - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$3,972

Print, Construction, Fernand Léger

Construction

Fernand Léger

Print - 38 x 54 cm Print - 15 x 21.3 inch

$2,951

Print, Chevreuse, Fernand Léger

Chevreuse

Fernand Léger

Print - 43.7 x 35.5 cm Print - 17.2 x 14 inch

$3,178

Print, Les Dominos, Fernand Léger

Les Dominos

Fernand Léger

Print - 64 x 50 cm Print - 25.2 x 19.7 inch

$3,632

Print, Composition sur fond jaune, Fernand Léger

Composition sur fond jaune

Fernand Léger

Print - 50 x 65 cm Print - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$3,632

Print, Le French cancan, Fernand Léger

Le French cancan

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$794

Print, La Parade, Fernand Léger

La Parade

Fernand Léger

Print - 42 x 51 cm Print - 16.5 x 20.1 inch

$5,107

Print, Le Cirque, Fernand Léger

Le Cirque

Fernand Léger

Print - 44 x 34 x 3 cm Print - 17.3 x 13.4 x 1.2 inch

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Print, La Chaise, Fernand Léger

La Chaise

Fernand Léger

Print - 76.5 x 56.5 x 0.3 cm Print - 30.1 x 22.2 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Cinq tournesols en paysage, Fernand Léger

Cinq tournesols en paysage

Fernand Léger

Print - 65 x 50 x 0.5 cm Print - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

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Painting, Le puits, Fernand Léger

Le puits

Fernand Léger

Painting - 27 x 20 cm Painting - 10.6 x 7.9 inch

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Print, Still Life with Sunflowers, Fernand Léger

Still Life with Sunflowers

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0 inch

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Print, La racine grise, Fernand Léger

La racine grise

Fernand Léger

Print - 63.5 x 74.5 cm Print - 25 x 29.3 inch

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Print, Le Viaduc, Fernand Léger

Le Viaduc

Fernand Léger

Print - 50 x 65.5 x 0.3 cm Print - 19.7 x 25.8 x 0.1 inch

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Print, La Femme au Poudrier, Fernand Léger

La Femme au Poudrier

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Composition in Black and Yellow, Fernand Léger

Composition in Black and Yellow

Fernand Léger

Print - 38.5 x 55.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 15.2 x 21.9 x 0 inch

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Print, Nature morte, Fernand Léger

Nature morte

Fernand Léger

Print - 14.1 x 22.5 x 0.3 cm Print - 5.6 x 8.9 x 0.1 inch

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Print, La marchande de quatre-saisons, Fernand Léger

La marchande de quatre-saisons

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Couple, Fernand Léger

Couple

Fernand Léger

Print - 48 x 34 x 0.1 cm Print - 18.9 x 13.4 x 0 inch

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Print, La Gare, Fernand Léger

La Gare

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Les deux oiseaux, Fernand Léger

Les deux oiseaux

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, La rue de Dantzig, Fernand Léger

La rue de Dantzig

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Le remorqueur jaune, Fernand Léger

Le remorqueur jaune

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, La rue, Fernand Léger

La rue

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Etude de fresque, Fernand Léger

Etude de fresque

Fernand Léger

Print - 52 x 103 cm Print - 20.5 x 40.6 inch

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Print, La marchande des quatre saisons, Fernand Léger

La marchande des quatre saisons

Fernand Léger

Print - 68 x 53 x 3 cm Print - 26.8 x 20.9 x 1.2 inch

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Print, Couple en Campagne, Fernand Léger

Couple en Campagne

Fernand Léger

Print - 73 x 50 x 0.5 cm Print - 28.7 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

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Print, Lecture et déjeuner, Fernand Léger

Lecture et déjeuner

Fernand Léger

Print - 60 x 90 x 1 cm Print - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

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Print, Nature morte à la Coupe de Fruit, Fernand Léger

Nature morte à la Coupe de Fruit

Fernand Léger

Print - 55 x 75.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 21.7 x 29.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, La Colombe, Fernand Léger

La Colombe

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 inch

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Print, Paysage aux deux oiseaux (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2972, Fernand Léger

Paysage aux deux oiseaux (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2972

Fernand Léger

Print - 33 x 52 cm Print - 13 x 20.5 inch

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Print, Le Compotier, Fernand Léger

Le Compotier

Fernand Léger

Print - 55 x 76 cm Print - 21.7 x 29.9 inch

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Print, La danseuse, Fernand Léger

La danseuse

Fernand Léger

Print - 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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What is Fernand Léger’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Cubism
When was Fernand Léger born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1881