Fernand Léger, ‘Les Loisirs Sur Fond Rouge (Leisure With Red Background)’, 1949, Waddington's
Fernand Léger, ‘Les Loisirs Sur Fond Rouge (Leisure With Red Background)’, 1949, Waddington's
Fernand Léger, ‘Les Loisirs Sur Fond Rouge (Leisure With Red Background)’, 1949, Waddington's

Published by Musee Fernand Leger, Biot, France

Signature: ink stamped signature lower right margin, numbered 215/250 in pencil to margin with the Musée Léger blindstamp

Posters International, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

About Fernand Léger

Working in Paris during the height of Cubism, Fernand Léger’s iconic style, with its emphasis on primary colors and rounded, massive forms, has become informally regarded as “Tubism.” Even at their most abstract, Léger’s subjects are easier to recognize than the rigorous Cubist dissections of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and the accessibility and contemporary subject matter of his works have led many to describe Léger as both populist and a forerunner of Pop Art. Interested in modern innovation, Léger joined the Puteaux Cubists, engaging with Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia, and Jean Metzinger, among others. His interest in industry and machines was further encouraged by the Italian Futurist painters, and by his military service for France during World War I. While Léger would later revisit more traditional subjects—including the female nude, landscape and still life—these works retained his characteristically bold style.

French, 1881-1955, Argentan, France, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows

2014
Chowaiki & Co., 
New York,
Modern Discourse: Léger & Other Modern Masters
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