Amedeo Modigliani


Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) studied art in Florence and Venice before arriving in Paris in 1907, already seriously ill with tuberculosis. Proud of his Jewish heritage, and at first wealthy with an inheritance, Modigliani became notorious in Montmartre and was soon penniless and homeless, sharing friends' studios and supporting himself with painting and sculptures. He moved to Montparnasse in 1913, marrying in 1917. He died poor in 1920, his widow committing suicide on the day of his funeral, leaving their daughter to be brought up by her grandparents. Two years after his death the quality of his painting was recognised by an American art collector, and today they are of great value. Currently in stock at NZ Fine Prints are prints of several Modigliani nude studies and portraits.

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