(1881 - 1955)
Fernand (Joseph Henri) Leger was active/lived in Connecticut, California / France. Fernand Leger is known for cubist painting-objects, machinery and figures, teaching.
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One of the major Cubist painters in France in the early 20th Century,
Fernand Léger, also became a sculptor, ceramist, art educator and
filmmaker. He was born in Normandy where his father raised
livestock, and originally studied to be a re-toucher of photographs and
an architect's draughtsman. Between 1897 and 1899, he was
apprenticed to an architect in Caen, and then worked in Paris for two
years as a draughtsman followed by two years as a retoucher.
In 1903, he applied to the Ecole des
Beaux Arts* in Paris but was denied admission, so he enrolled at the
Acdemie Julian* and the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs*. He also 'hung
around' the Ecole des Beaux Arts* Academy, studying with Jean Leon Gerome but
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