Fernand Léger

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Fernand Léger
Fernand Léger photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936
Born (1881-02-04)February 4, 1881
Argentan, Orne, France
Died August 17, 1955(1955-08-17) (aged 74)
Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Nationality French
Field Painting, printmaking and filmmaking
Movement Tubism
Cubism
Modernism

Fernand Léger (Joseph Fernand Henri Léger, 4 February 1881 – 17 August 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually changed into a more popular figurative style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter made him a forerunner of pop art.

His personal style was called "tubism" because it was influenced by cubism, but used tube-like forms.