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Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger

France • Born in: 1881

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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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Fernand Léger, Manifeste, Print

Fernand Léger

Manifeste, 1955 48 x 34 x 0.1 cm Print

€910

Our recommendations Fernand Léger, Le puits, Painting

Fernand Léger

Le puits, 1950 27 x 20 cm Painting

€150,000

Fernand Léger, Sans titre, Print

Fernand Léger

Sans titre, 1951 56 x 38 cm Print

€2,800

Fernand Léger, Construction, Print

Fernand Léger

Construction, 1954 38 x 54 cm Print

€2,600

Our recommendations Fernand Léger, Le Cirque, Print

Fernand Léger

Le Cirque, 1950 44 x 34 x 3 cm Print

€46,000

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

Fernand Léger

Nature morte à la Coupe de Fruit, 1950 55 x 75.5 x 0.2 cm Print

€4,200

Fernand Léger, Le French cancan, Print

Fernand Léger

Le French cancan, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

€700

Our recommendations Fernand Léger, Still Life with Sunflowers, Print

Fernand Léger

Still Life with Sunflowers, 1953 65.5 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, Composition in Black and Yellow, Print

Fernand Léger

Composition in Black and Yellow, 1954 38.5 x 55.5 x 0.1 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, La rue de Dantzig, Print

Fernand Léger

La rue de Dantzig, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, Le Viaduc, Print

Fernand Léger

Le Viaduc, 1959 50 x 65.5 x 0.3 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, La Femme au Poudrier, Print

Fernand Léger

La Femme au Poudrier, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, La Gare, Print

Fernand Léger

La Gare, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, Les deux oiseaux, Print

Fernand Léger

Les deux oiseaux, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, La marchande de quatre-saisons, Print

Fernand Léger

La marchande de quatre-saisons, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, Le remorqueur jaune, Print

Fernand Léger

Le remorqueur jaune, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, La rue, Print

Fernand Léger

La rue, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

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Our recommendations Fernand Léger, La Chaise, Print

Fernand Léger

La Chaise, 1951 76.5 x 56.5 x 0.3 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, Composition murale, Print

Fernand Léger

Composition murale, 1951 50.4 x 65.5 cm Print

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Fernand Léger, La danseuse, Print

Fernand Léger

La danseuse, 1959 65.5 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print

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Who is the artist?

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.

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