short biography

Fernand Léger (born 1881 in Argentan, died 1955 in Gif-sur-Yvette / Paris) had one of his first exhibitions at Galerie Kahnweiler in Paris in 1910 together with Braque and Picasso. He had cooperations with Blaise Cendrars, Amédée Ozenfant and Le Corbusier and participated at the documenta 1, 2, 3 in 1955, 1959, 1964 in Kassel and at the Venice Biennale in 1960.

Painting, graphics, photographs, film, sculpture, ceramics, murals, mosaics, machinery worlds and monumental figure groups, cubism

http://www.moma.org/collection/artists/6624

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collection/s

Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki ° Baker Museum, Naples Ca la Ghironda, Bologna Centre Pompidou, Paris ° Dartmouth College / Hopkins Center & Hood Museum, Hanover Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel ° Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence GAM Galleria Civica d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin ° Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikodden Hiroshima Museum of Art Indianapolis Museum of Art Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ° K20/K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura Kreeger Museum, Washington Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo ° Kunst Museum Winterthur Kunsthalle Bremen ° Kunsthalle Mannheim Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst ° Kunstmuseum Solothurn Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität - CAMPUSMUSEUM / SITUATION KUNST LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art LAM - Musée d´art moderne de Lille, Villeneuve d´Ascq La Boverie, Liège MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas MAC - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo . MAC Montreal ° MACCSI - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Sofía Imber, Caracas MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro ° MASP - Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo ° MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge / MA ° MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires MOMAT The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Menil Collection, Houston Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Minneapolis Institute of Arts Moscow Museum of Modern Art Musee des Beaux Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre Museo Botero, Bogota Museo Tamayo, Mexico City ° Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao Museu Berardo, Lisbon ° Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach ° Museum Folkwang, Essen ° Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb ° Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museums Vledder Musée Cantini, Marseille Musée Unterlinden, Colmar Musée de Grenoble Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon Musée d´Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne NIU Art Museum, DeKalb NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo ° National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY Chichester Philadelphia Museum of Art Picasso Museum - Luzern Punta della Dogana - Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice RISD Museum, Providence Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken Sara Hildén Art Museum Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby Skissernas Museum, Lund Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Sprengel Museum, Hannover ° Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch Tate Collection Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv Museum of Art ° UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven ° Vancouver Art Gallery ° Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal Wright Museum of Art, Beloit documenta Kassel ms Muzeum Sztuki Lodz nbk Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
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  • 15. Feb 12. May
    Fernand Léger MOMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York °