Details: Amadeo Modigliani (1884 - 1920), Italian painter and sculptor worked in Paris where he died in poverty. His paintings of women are characterized by mask-like faces and an elongation of form. The story goes that these highly erotic masterpieces were painted after intimate relations between artist and model. This is a 16 Month Calendar
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 - January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. Modigliani was born in Livorno (historically referred to in English as Leghorn), in northwestern Italy and began his artistic studies in Italy before moving to Paris in 1906. Influenced by the artists in his circle of friends and associates, by a range of genres and art movements, and by primitive art, Modigliani's oeuvre was nonetheless unique and idiosyncratic. He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overworking, and an excessive use of alcohol and narcotics, at the age of 35.