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Amedeo Modigliani Boxed Notecards

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) was born in Livorno, Italy, to Jewish parents. At age fourteen he began to study painting, and early in 1906 he left Italy for Paris, where he associated with many expatriate artists, including Chaim Soutine, Jacques Lipchitz, and Moïse Kisling.

Renowned for his portraits and nudes painted between 1915 and 1919, Modigliani typically depicted his subjects with flat, elongated faces and necks and vacant, almond-shaped eyes. His distinctive style had many influences, including African masks and sculpture, and his graceful and delicate figures have been compared to those of the Italian Renaissance.

During his short but prolific career, Modigliani painted portraits of many of the artists he encountered in Paris, including Soutine, Picasso, and Diego Rivera. In 1917 he met Jeanne Hébuterne, who became his companion and model. In 1920, at thirty-five, Modigliani died of tuberculosis.
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes, in decorative box. Printed on recycled paper. Designs include: Béatrice (Portrait de Béatrice Hastings), 1916 , Girl with a Polka-Dot Blouse (Jeune fille au corsage à pois), 1919, Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne (Portrait de Jeanne Hébuterne), 1918, and The Pretty Housewife (La Jolie ménagère), 1915.