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Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920) – 1917 Jeanne Hebuterne in Large Hat (Private Collection)

Oil on canvas; 55 x 38 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,…

Amedeo Modigliani

b Livorno, 12 July 1884; d Paris, 24 Jan 1920. Jewish-Italian painter, draughtsman and sculptor. While he is acknowledged to be one of the major artists of his generation, he was not as experimental and daring as his contemporaries. The direction of Picasso’s work, for instance, changed radically between 1906 and 1909 as a result…