Amedeo Modigliani
Amadeo Clemente Modigliani (1884-1920)Born on the 12th July 1884. He died in January 1920 and had a short and difficult life. He was the fourth child of a Jewish family and was raised in poverty. At the age of 14 he contract typhoid and some two years later he suffered from tuberculosis.In 1902 he enrolled at the Scuala Libera di Nudo i...
Amadeo Clemente Modigliani (1884-1920)Born on the 12th July 1884. He died in January 1920 and had a short and difficult life. He was the fourth child of a Jewish family and was raised in poverty. At the age of 14 he contract typhoid and some two years later he suffered from tuberculosis.In 1902 he enrolled at the Scuala Libera di Nudo in Florence and a year later moved to Venice, studying at the Institute of Belle Arti de Venezia. In 1906 Paris was the focal point of the avant-garde of the time. He moved to Paris and was influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec and was acquainted with Cezanne. Finally he developed his own unique style and was noted for his quick completion of his portraits.During 1909 he returned to Livorno for a short time, suffering from the ravages of an excessive lifestyle. From 1909 to 1914 he concentrated on sculpture whilst still painting and drawing a little.In 1917 he met Jeanne Hebuterne who became his companion and model. However, in 1919 he became severely ill with tuberculosis and died. The distraught and pregnant Jeanne Hebuterne committed suicide and they were buried together in Paris. Their orphaned daughter, also names Jeanne, was adopted by Modigliani's sister.i.
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