Amedeo Modigliani Biography
(Italian Painter and Sculptor Known for His Works: ‘Redheaded Girl in Evening Dress’ and ‘Madame Pompadour’)
Birthday: July 12, 1884 (Cancer)
Born In: Livorno, Italy
Italian painter Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was considered among the most accomplished painters who reveled in painting the nudes. In a career that did not last long he created a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of people in artistic circles. Modigliani’s mother was an early influence in his life and always encouraged him to pursue his ambition of becoming a painter; which is why he was sent off to Florence in order to learn the ropes of painting. Although Modigliani was born in Italy, a great centre of art and culture, he moved to France as a young man and became a part of the new wave of artists that came into prominence in that era. In addition to being a prolific painter, Modigliani was also a sculptor and produced some excellent pieces that were inspired from African culture. Modigliani’s most famous work was the series of nudes that he drew as part of a solo exhibition and remains his most stellar work; although the work was criticised for obscenity at the time. Modigliani suffered from several illnesses throughout his life and that was something that hampered his work. He died at the young age of 35.