Fernand Léger

1881–1955

Fernand Léger, ‘Still Life with a Beer Mug’ 1921–2
Still Life with a Beer Mug 1921–2
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Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (French: [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 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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