Modigliani, Amedeo

(1884–1920)
   Italian-French painter. Modigliani came from a merchant family in Leghorn, Italy, and in 1905 settled in France, where he was associated in the School of Paris with three Jewish artists of Eastern European background - CHAGALL, PASCIN and SOUTINE. Modigliani lived in abject poverty and sickness, exacerbated by drink, drugs and his many affairs. It was only after his death at the age of thirty-six that the art world discovered his talent-and leading museums bid for the hundreds of paintings, thousands of water colours and drawings, and a small number of sculptures.
   He was influenced by Cézanne, the early Cubists and African sculpture, but developed a distinctive style, painting elongated portraits and nudes with subtle, curving lines and delicate colour.

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  • MODIGLIANI, AMEDEO — (1884–1920), painter. Modigliani was born in Leghorn, the son of a small businessman. One of his brothers, vittorio emanuele modigliani , was an active Socialist leader. Amedeo studied art in Florence and Venice. In 1905 he went to Paris. While… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Modigliani, Amedeo — born July 12, 1884, Livorno, Italy died Jan. 24, 1920, Paris, France Italian painter and sculptor. After studying art in Italy, he settled in Paris (1906), where he exhibited several paintings at the Salon des Indépendants in 1908. Following the… …   Universalium

  • Modigliani, Amedeo — (1884–1920)    One of the most distinctive 20th century artists, Amedeo Modigliani was born into a wealthy Jewish family from Livorno (Leghorn) on the Tuscan coast but spent most of his adult life in Paris, where he began working as a sculptor… …   Historical Dictionary of modern Italy

  • Modigliani, Amedeo — ► (1884 1920) Pintor y escultor italiano. En 1906 se instaló en París, en los barrios de Montparnasse y Montmartre, barrios en los que transcurrió su vida artística. A partir de 1909 se animó a practicar la escultura, arte al que ya se había… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Modigliani, Amedeo — (7/12/1884 Livorno 1/25/1920 Paris) (Italy / France)    Painter and sculptor. Studied with the painter G. Micheli. Best known for his unique style of rendering female figures, including nudes, in exaggerated proportions.    Reproductions:… …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

  • Modigliani,Amedeo — Mo·di·glia·ni (mō dē lē äʹnē, mō dē lyäʹnē), Amedeo. 1884 1920. Italian painter and sculptor noted for the graceful elongated lines of his portraits and nudes, including Reclining Nude (1917). * * * …   Universalium

  • Modigliani, Amedeo — (1884 1920)    Italian painter and sculpture. Born in Livorno, he studied at a local art school and later in Florence and Venice. In 1906 he went to Paris where he mixed with fellow emigres. In the early 1920s he was stricken with tubercular… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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