Konstalbum-Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger (ca 1916) B: Feb 4, 1881 in Argentan, Orne, France D: Aug 17, 1955 in Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Fernand Léger - Grand Parade with Red Background (Mosaic) 1958

Fernand Léger - Landscape 1912-13

Fernand Léger - Man and Woman 1921

Fernand Léger - Nude Model in the Studio 1912-13

Fernand Léger - Railway Crossing 1919

Fernand Léger - Soldier with a Pipe 1916

Fernand Léger - Stained-Glass Window at the Central University of Venezuela 1954

Fernand Léger - Table and Fruit 1910-11

Fernand Léger - The Smokers 1911-12

Fernand Léger - Woman in Blue 1912

Fernand Léger, Jean Metzinger, Alexander Archipenko, Les Annales Politiques et Littéraires No.1529, 13 Oct 1912

Fernand Léger - Contrast of Forms 1913

Fernand Léger - Nature Morte 1914

Fernand Léger - Dans L'Usine 1918

Fernand Léger - The City (La Ville) 1919

Fernand Léger - Abstract Composition 1953

Fernand Léger - Builders with Rope 1950

Fernand Léger - Cirque 1950

Fernand Léger - Composition (Definitive State) 1925

Fernand Léger - Composition 1918

Fernand Léger - Composition à L'Oiseau, Esquisse 1947

Fernand Léger - Composition au Tournesol 1953

Fernand Léger - Composition Murale 1937

Fernand Léger - Face with Two Hands, Ceramic 1954

Fernand Léger - Jaune II, ca 1927 Hand Woven Wool Tapestry

Fernand Léger - La Création du Monde, Le Masque Africain 1923

Fernand Léger - La Joconde aux Clés (Mona Lisa)1930

Fernand Léger - La Lecture 1924

Fernand Léger - La Ville 1954

Fernand Léger - Le Cheval sur Fond Jaune 1953

Fernand Léger - Le Jardin d'Enfants 1982

Fernand Léger - Le Linge qui Sèche 1947

Fernand Léger - Le Profil Bleu 1938

Fernand Léger - Le Remorqueur 1920

Fernand Léger - Le Tournesol

Fernand Léger - Leisure on Red Background 1953

Fernand Léger - Mechanical Forms 1919

Fernand Léger - Men in the City 1919

Fernand Léger - Starfish 1942

Fernand Léger - The Great Parade 1954

Fernand Léger - The Large Rooster 1952

Fernand Léger - The Mechanic 1920

Fernand Léger - The Stove (Le Poêle) 1918

Fernand Léger - Leisures on Red Bottom 1949

Fernand Léger - Woman Holding a Vase 1927

Fernand Léger by Roy Lichtenstein - Stepping Out 1978

Fernand Léger - Sunflowers 1953

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French paintersculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurativepopulist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.

Léger was born in ArgentanOrneLower Normandy, where his father raised cattle. Fernand Léger initially trained as an architect from 1897 to 1899, before moving in 1900 to Paris, where he supported himself as an architectural draftsman. After military service in VersaillesYvelines, in 1902–1903, he enrolled at the School of Decorative Arts after his application to the École des Beaux-Arts was rejected. He nevertheless attended the Beaux-Arts as a non-enrolled student, spending what he described as "three empty and useless years" studying with Gérôme and others, while also studying at the Académie Julian. He began to work seriously as a painter only at the age of 25. At this point his work showed the influence of impressionism, as seen in Le Jardin de ma mère (My Mother's Garden) of 1905, one of the few paintings from this period that he did not later destroy. A new emphasis on drawing and geometry appeared in Léger's work after he saw the Cézanne retrospective at the Salon d'Automne in 1907.

After the death of his wife in 1950, Léger married Nadia Khodossevitch in 1952. In his final years he lectured in Bern, designed mosaics and stained-glass windows for the Central University of Venezuela in CaracasVenezuela, and painted Country Outing,The Camper, and the series The Big Parade. In 1954 he began a project for a mosaic for the São Paulo Opera, which he would not live to finish. Fernand Léger died at his home in 1955 and is buried in Gif-sur-YvetteEssonne.