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Musée de Lyon

Item Code: FL-71110
Medium
Lithograph
Date of Work
1955
Signed
Signed in plate
Height (cm)
77
Width (cm)
52
£1,650
Includes free framing and UK delivery
Original lithographic poster printed by Mourlot, Paris.

Léger's strong line and bold use of colour are perfectly suited to the format of the poster.

Some wear and tear consistent with its age, linen backed for museum conservation.
Fernand LegerBorn in Argentan, 1881, Léger began his career as an artist by serving an apprenticeship in architecture in Caen and then working as an architectural draughtsman. In 1900 he travelled to Paris and was admitted to the École des Arts Décoratifs, also attending the Académie Julian. The first profound influence on Léger’s work came from Cézanne and from 1909 Léger developed a Cubist style.

As a painter Fernand Léger exerted an enormous influence on the development of Cubism, Constructivism and the modern advertising poster as well as various forms of applied art. He also taught at Yale University and at Mills College in California from 1940 until 1945. Léger died near Paris in 1955.
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