Léger, Fernand

Fernand Léger was born in Argentan, Orne, in 1881. Gifted for drawing, he moved to Paris in 1900, where he attended L’École des Arts Décoratifs and L’Académie Julian. He joined the artistic community of Paris and was seduced by Cubism. Thanks to his art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler he exhibited in Paris, Moscow and at the Armory Show in New York in 1913. He settled there in 1940 during the Second World War. This modern city gave him the inspiration for large compositions. Back in France he dedicated himself to monumental works in sculpture, mosaic and stained glass.

Fernand Léger died in 1955. The Fernand Léger Museum opened in Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, in 1960. (See picture.)

Composition murale

Composition murale, 1951, Ed.50 Original lithograph signed by the artist 43 x 65,5 cm

La Colombe

La Colombe, 1951, original lithograph signed by the artist and numbered 18/75, 64 x 49,5 cm

Sans titre

Sans titre, c. 1945, EA (Artist Proof), lithography, 45 x 28 cm


Composition, 1947 10/100, original lithograph, 64 x 48 cm

Fernand Léger Museum, Biot, France

Le Puits (The Well)

Artist: Léger, Fernand


Original lithography signed by the artist

Numbered 63/75

65 x 50 cm

(26″ x 20″)

Excellent condition

Price on demand