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Amedeo Clemente Modigliani
Livorno, 12 July 1884 – Paris, 24
January 1920) was an Italian-Jewish
painter and sculptor who worked
mainly in France. He is known for
portraits and nudes in a modern style
characterized by elongated faces and
figures, alas not received well during
his lifetime, but later found greater
acceptance and recognisition.
Modigliani spent his youth in Italy,
where he studied the art of antiquity
and the Renaissance until he moved
to Paris in 1906. There he met
famous and prominent artists such
as Pablo Picasso and Constantin
Brâncuși.

Modigliani's œuvre includes paintings
and drawings. From 1909 to 1914, 
he devoted himself mainly to
sculpture. His main subject was
portraits and full figures of humans,
both in his paintings and in his
sculptures. During his life, Amedeo
Modigliani had little success, but after
his death his works of art achieved
high prices. He died very poor at age
35 in Paris of tubercular meningitis.