Fernand Leger

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Style: Cubism;Modernism;Purism;Tubism;Naive Art / Primitivism;Surrealism;Abstract Art;Suprematism;Orphism;Constructivism

Place: Orne

Born: 1881

Death: 1955

Nationality: France


Léger was born in the Argentan, Orne, Basse-Normandie, where his father raised cattle . Fernand Léger initially trained as an architect from 1897-1899 before moving in 1900 to Paris, where he supported himself as an architectural draftsman. After military service in Versailles in 1902-1903, he enrolled at the School of Decorative Arts he also appl...