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Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) Part II

The outbreak of World War I in 1914 increased the difficulties of Modigliani’s life. Alexandre and some of his other friends were at the front; his paintings did not sell; and his already delicate health was deteriorating because of his poverty, feverish work ethic, and abuse of alcohol and drugs. He was in the midst of a ... More

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) Part I

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor, whose portraits and nudes—characterized by asymmetrical compositions, elongated figures, and a simple but monumental use of line—are among the most-important portraits of the 20th century. Modigliani was born into a Jewish family of merchants. As a child, he ... More