Seated Female Nude

Seated Female Nude
Artist:
Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955)
Date:
1909-1911
Medium:
Ink on brown wove paper 
Dimensions:
12-1/2 x 9-5/8 in. (31.8 x 24.4cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
P.1953.282 
Copyright:
© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 
Not on View
Description

Léger knew Cubist painters and writers, and exhibited in the Salon des Indépendants in 1911. As he progressed, he became more interested in movement and color than the Cubists, and is best known for his large figures in mechanized, industrial settings. For a time in 1935, Galka Scheyer acted as an agent for Léger. She tried to organize an exhibition for him and made unsuccessful attempts to interest the Hollywood film community in his art.

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