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Date and Place of Birth:
July 12, 1884, Livorno, Italy
Raised by an indulgent, free-thinking mother, Modigliani was encouraged to become an artist. After formal studies in his native Italy, he moved and acquired somewhat legendary status in Parisian artistic circles. Aside from his universally recognized talent, he also became the living embodiment of Montparnasse party life. Though he was also a talented sculptor, he is best known for his painted figure studies, characterized by oval faces and long, smooth lines.
- The Jewess, 1908
- Head, sculpture series, 1911-13
- Madame Pompadour, 1915
- The Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz and His Wife Berthe Lipchitz, 1916
- Reclining Nude (Le Grande Nu), 1919
See pictures of Amedeo Modigliani's work in the Special Exhibition Gallery: Modigliani and His Times.
Date and Place of Death:
January 24, 1920, Paris, France
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Sources and Further Reading
- Klein, Mason; Berger, Maurice; et al.. Modigliani: Beyond the Myth.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
- Kruszynski, Anette. Amedeo Modigliani: Portraits and Nudes.
Koln: Prestel, 1996.
- Mann, Carol. Modigliani (World of Art).
New York: W. W. Norton & Co, Inc., 1991.
- Restellini, Marc. Modigliani: The Melancholy Angel.
Milan: Skira, 2003.
- Wayne, Kenneth. Modigliani and the Artists of Montparnasse.
New York: Harry N Abrams, 2002.