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The gray root (Stencil) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

The gray root, 1945

Stencil LCD5694

3 500.00€

The builders (Lithograph) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

The builders, 1955

Lithograph LCD5768

4 500.00€

The Red Bird in the Wood (Aquatint) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

The Red Bird in the Wood, 1953

Aquatint LCD5542

3 500.00€

Tête et cactus (Silksreen) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

Tête et cactus, 1954

Silksreen LCD5669

3 200.00€

Le Puits (Lithograph) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

Le Puits, 1951

Lithograph LCD5185

3 400.00€

Wall composition (Lithograph) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

Wall composition, 1951

Lithograph LCD5002

3 800.00€

The Dominoes (Etching and aquatint) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

The Dominoes, 1952

Etching and aquatint LCD5047

3 200.00€

Sans Titre (Silksreen) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

Sans Titre

Silksreen LCD4868

2 600.00€

Construction (Silksreen) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

Construction, 1954

Silksreen LCD4829

2 600.00€

Composition on a yellow background (Lithograph) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

Composition on a yellow background, 1954

Lithograph LCD4585

3 200.00€

Bonne pensée du matin (Stencil) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

Bonne pensée du matin, 1949

Stencil LCD4346

2 400.00€

Untitled (Silksreen) - Fernand LEGER

LEGER Fernand

Untitled, 1951

Silksreen LCD3429

2 800.00€

Fernand LEGER


Fernand Léger was born on February 4, 1881 in Argentan (Orne).

Little studious but a good draftsman, he worked as a teenager at an architect in Normandy. From 1900, he moved to Paris, helped by other painters like André Mare and Henri Viel. Admitted to the School of Decorative Arts, he will work with a photographer and an architect.

His beginnings in painting are mostly marked by Impressionism, but, suffering from a lung disease, he goes to Corsica with his friend Henri Viel where he will discover the Mediterranean light.

Back in Paris in 1907, he met Delaunay, Soutine, Chagall, Laurens or Modigliani and also make a decisive meeting with Paul Cézanne. In 1913, installed in a workshop rue Notre-Dame des Champs, he introduced a main theme to his work: the notion of contrasts.

Party to the War, his work remains outstanding from 1914 to 1917 (year when he will be injured). Then, the artist leaves to settle in Vernon, and will introduce a new concept to his works: the mechanical elements, which will allow him to account for the modern life.

For him, the twenties are good: many orders, creations and meetings, as with Piet Mondrian or Le Corbusier.

After a stay in New York, he returned to France in 1945 and registered with the Communist Party. He will defend new ideas like the new Realism in Art.

The works of the end of his life are marked by a certain joie de vivre.

Fernand Léger disappears on August 17, 1955 in Gif-sur-Yvette (Essonne, France).

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