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

Fernand Léger - A B C 1927

Fernand Léger - A Disc in the City 1919

Fernand Léger - Accordion 1926

Fernand Léger - Acrobats and Clowns 1950

Fernand Léger - Acrobats in Gray 1944

Fernand Léger - Acrobats in the Circus 1918

Fernand Léger - Adam and Eve 1939

Fernand Léger - Ball Bearing 1926

Fernand Léger - Blue Guitar and Vase 1926

Fernand Léger - Both Handlebaars 1945

Fernand Léger - Butterflies Still Life with Butterflies 1948

Fernand Léger - Chimneys on Rooftops 1911

Fernand Léger - Church Sancellemoz Assy 1947

Fernand Léger - Composition 1919

Fernand Léger - Composition 1920

Fernand Léger - Composition with the Three Figures 1932

Fernand Léger - Composition with the Two Parrots 1939

Fernand Léger - Composition with Two Sailors 1951

Fernand Léger - Contrast of Forms 1914

Fernand Léger - Contrast of Object 1930

Fernand Léger - Dance 1942

Fernand Léger - Discs 1919

Fernand Léger - A Mosaic Model for the Crypt of the Memorial at High Mardasson

Fernand Léger - Adieu NewYork 1946

Fernand Léger - Forms in Space 1934

Fernand Léger - Fourth State Church of Assy 1947

Fernand Léger - Fuel Pump 1942

Fernand Léger - Models Mosaic Project for Ga de France Alforville

Fernand Léger - Mechanical Elements on a Blue Background 1948

Fernand Léger - Montparnasse

Fernand Léger - New York 1944

Fernand Léger - Skating Rink Drawing of Decoration 1921

Fernand Léger - Study for Contrast of Forms 1913

Fernand Léger - Forms in Space 1950

Fernand Léger - Green Leaf 1945

Fernand Léger - Leisure on Red Background 1949

Fernand Léger - Machine Element 1924

Fernand Léger - Machine Elements 1919

Fernand Léger - Machine Elements 1920

Fernand Léger - Man and Woman 1921

Fernand Léger - Manufacturers on a Blue Background 1951

Fernand Léger - Mechanical compositions 1923

Fernand Léger - Men in the City 1919

Fernand Léger - New York Good Bye 1946

Fernand Léger - Pear Compotoir 1923

Fernand Léger - Plungers II, 1942

Fernand Léger - Project Design Stage for a Fitness 1935

Fernand Léger - Project for a Mural Vulcania 1951

Fernand Léger - Propellers 2nd State 1918

Fernand Léger - Reading 1948

Fernand Léger - Sacred Heart of Audincourt 1951

Fernand Léger - Sacred Heart of Audincourt 1951

Fernand Léger - Skating Rink Drawing of the Curtain of Scene 1921

Fernand Léger - Still Life 1918

Fernand Léger - Still Life 1919

Fernand Léger - Still Life 1922

Fernand Léger - Still Life 1927

Fernand Léger - Still Life in the Machine Elements 1918

Fernand Léger - Still Life in the Tankard Final State, Beer Mug 1921

Fernand Léger - Still Life with Blue Vase (The Roosbeef) 1951

Fernand Léger - Still Life with Fruits 1948

Fernand Léger - The Acrobat and his Partner 1948

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Album Circus 1950

Fernand Léger - The Balcony 1914

Fernand Léger - The Baluster 1925

Fernand Léger - The Bather 1932

Fernand Léger - The Bridge of the Tug Boat 1920

Fernand Léger - The Butcher Shop 1921

Fernand Léger - The Butterfly on the Wheel 1948

Fernand Léger - The Composition with the Umbrella 1932

Fernand Léger - The Creation of the Prehistoric World State 1923

Fernand Léger - The Creation of the World Bird Drawing of Costume 1923

Fernand Léger - The Creation of the World Costume of Woman 1923

Fernand Léger - The Creation of the World Great Figure Drawing of Costume 1923

Fernand Léger - The Creation of the World Monkey Drawing of Costume 1923

Fernand Léger - The Disc 1918

Fernand Léger - The Great Julie 1945

Fernand Léger - The Great Tug 1923

Fernand Léger - The Inhuman 1923

Fernand Léger - The Large Tug Boat 1923

Fernand Léger - The Level Crossing 1912

Fernand Léger - The Level Crossing Final State 1919

Fernand Léger - The Man with the Cane 1920

Fernand Léger - The Man with the Pipe 1918

Fernand Léger - The Polychrome Fleur 1936

Fernand Léger - The Proof that the Man Descent Monkey 1915

Fernand Léger - The Sitted Woman 1914

Fernand Léger - The Stove 1918

Fernand Léger - The Three Comrades 1920

Fernand Léger - The Tree in the Scale 1944

Fernand Léger - The Two Women Bouquet 1921

Fernand Léger - The Two Women in Blue Vase 1935

Fernand Léger - The Typeographer 1919

Fernand Léger - The Woman and the Child 1922

Fernand Léger - The Woman with the Armchair 1913

Fernand Léger - The Woman with the Fruit Dish 1924

Fernand Léger - Three Characters 1920

Fernand Léger - Three Figures 1921

Fernand Léger - Three Girls on Red Background, Comp with Three Women 1927

Fernand Léger - Three Musicians 1930

Fernand Léger - Three Women 1921

Fernand Léger - Three Women with the Still Life 1920

Fernand Léger - Transport Forces 1937

Fernand Léger - Trouville 1921

Fernand Léger - Two Discs in the City 1918

Fernand Léger - Umbrellas

Fernand Léger - Woman with a Book 1923

Fernand Léger - Woman with a Cat 1921

Fernand Léger - Woman with Flower Portrait, Study 1920

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.