Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Léger, Fernand

Three Sisters
Oil on canvas
50 x 37 1/2 in. (127 x 95,2 cm)
Collection of Jacques Hachuel

Fernand Léger (1881-1955),French painter.
Among the most prominent artists in Paris in the first half of the 20th century, he was prolific in many media and articulated a consistent position on the role of art in society in his many lectures and writings.
His mature work underwent many changes, from a Cubist-derived abstraction in the 1910s to a distinctive realist imagery in the 1950s.
Léger attracted numerous students to his various schools, and his ideas and philosophy were disseminated by modern artists throughout Europe and the Americas.