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4 Feb 1881, Argentan (France) - 17 Aug 1955, Gifsur-Yvette (France)
French Master painter, illustrator, printmaker, designer, film maker and ceramicist, considered as one of the most prominent Parisian artists during the first half of the 20th century. Leger was prolific in many different media. A prominent spokesperson on the role of art in modern society, he also devoted himself to lectures and writings and gained respect throughout Europe and Americas.
His own artwork transformed from CUBIST ABSTRACTIONS during the 1910s to REALISM in the 1950s.
SELECTED MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS - Guggenheim Museum, New York - Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Detroit Institute of Arts - Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Museum of Modern Art, New York - National Galleries of Scotland - National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC - National Gallery of Australia - National Gallery of Canada - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice - Art Institute of Chicago - Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC - Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth - Kunsthaus Zurich - Kunstmuseum Basel - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Argentina - Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome - Philadelphia Museum of Art - Royal Academy of Arts, London - Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid - Tate Gallery, London - Walker Art Center, Minnesota