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Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920) – 1917 The Italian Woman (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Oil on canvas; 102.6 x 67 cm. Modigliani was born into a Jewish family of merchants. As a child he suffered from pleurisy and typhus, which prevented him from receiving a conventional education. In 1898 he began to study painting. After a brief stay in Florence in 1902, he continued his artistic studies in Venice,…