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Amedeo Modigliani

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Amedeo Modigliani Biography

Amedeo Modigliani, one of the most popular artists of the 20th century, was born on July 12, 1884 into the family of Flaminio and Eugenia Modigliani, in Livorno (Leghorn), Tuscany. He was the forth and the youngest child in the family, which belonged to the secularized Jewish bourgeoisie. By the time Amedeo was born, the family business was in down, to go bankrupt some years later. Eugenia Modigliani, Amedeo’s mother, came from France. To contribute to the family income she gave private lessons and made translations. It was she who liked to create myths around the family and encouraged this trait in her younger son. The attack of typhoid in 1898 was a turning point in Modigliani’s life.

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Amedeo Modigliani Bibliography

Modigliani (Great Modern Masters) by Amedeo Modigliani, Alberto Curotto (Translator), Jose Maria Faerna. Abradale Press, 1997.

Prose of the Poet. By Anna Akhmatova. Introductory article by A. Neiman. Moscow. 2000.

Amedeo Modigliani 1884-1920: The Poetry of Seeing (Basic Art) by Doris Autkrystof (Editor), Doris Krystof. TASCHEN America Llc, 2000.

Amedeo Modigliani: Protraits and Nudes (Pegasus Library) by Anette Kruszynski. Prestel USA, 1996.

Amedeo Modigliani by Frances Alexander, Jack Michael. Parkstone Press, 2001.

The Unknown Modigliani: Drawings from the Collection of Paul Alexandre. by Noel Alexandre, Paul Alexandre. Harry N Abrams, 1993.

Amedeo Modigliani: Portraits and Nudes (Pegasus Library Paperback) by Anette Kruszynski, Amedeo Modigliani. Prestel USA, 2000.

Amedeo Modigliani by Marc Restilinni. Skira, 2002.

Modigliani by Fedrico Zeri. NDE Publishing, 2001.