Fernand Léger

French, born Argentan, France 1881-died Gif-sur-Yvette, France 1955
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Fernand Leger, © Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0065314
Also known as
  • F. Leger
  • Fernand Leger
  • Fernan Lezeh
  • Fernan Lezhe
Argentan, Orne, France
Gif-sur-Yvette, Essonne, France
Active in
  • Paris, France
  • French

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