Friday, July 22, 2011

Modigliani, Amedeo

Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne
Oil on canvas
46 × 29 cm (18.1 × 11.4")
Private collection, Paris

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (1884–1920) .
Italian artist who worked mainly in France.
Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form.
He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overwork and addiction to alcohol and narcotics.