Fernand Leger

Fernand Leger (1881-1955) was born in Normandy and apprenticed to a Caen architect at the age of 16. In his early twenties he abandoned architecture for painting: meeting Rousseau, Cezanne, Braque and Picasso among others, he experimented with Cubism and showed at the first Cubist exhibition in 1911. He developed an individual style, where "the human figure has no more importance than the bicycle wheel", and objects appear in still lifes and decorative murals. The Leger print “Leisure” in stock is imported from the US.