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Fernand Leger

 (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.

Fernand Leger

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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 sayin  ...  Displaying 750 of 12338 characters.

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About  Fernand Leger

Born:  1881 - Argentan, France
Died:   1955 - Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Known for:  cubist painting-objects, machinery and figures, teaching