About the artist
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He was a leading figure in the early 20th century avant-garde movement, and his style was influenced by African, Greek, Egyptian and Byzantine art. He was known for his elongated figures and portraits, and his works are often characterised by their mask-like faces and elongated necks. Modigliani's personal life was marked by poverty, illness and addiction, and he died at the age of 35.
Also associated with: Montparnasse, Paris, Cubism, Expressionism, Primitivism, Jeanne Hébuterne.