Fernand Léger

1881, Argentan, France – 1995, Gif-sur-Yvette, France


Roоt of a Pear Tree, 1933

Drawing on paper, 45,5 х 40 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00715



Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (French pronunciation: [fɛʁnɑ̃ leʒe]; February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism (known as “tubism”) which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.

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