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 Amedeo Modigliani  (1884 - 1920)

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Lived/Active: Italy/France      Known for: elongated female figure painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Amedeo Modigliani
1884 (Livorno, Italy)
1920 (Paris, France)


Often Known For
elongated female figure painting

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Amadeo Modigliani was born in Livorno, Italy in July 1884.  Both sides of his family were Sephardic Jews.  His father Flaminio was an unsuccessful entrepreneur who had a small money-changing business, and his mother Eugenia, by far the stronger personality of the two, ran an experimental school.  Thanks to his mother, the atmosphere of the household was always unconventional.  He was the baby in his family and he was treated with special affection and favor.  When (showing 500 of 6500 characters).

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