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Leger: The Acrobat and his Partner (custom print)
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          The Acrobat and his Partner, 1948, 1948
          Fernand Leger
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          Oil paint on canvas. Purchased in 1980

          The Acrobat and his Partner was completed only a few months before Leger attended the Communist-Sponsored Peace Congress in Poland in August 1948. He once wrote that he wanted to balance ‘the dynamic and the static.’ In this piece the partner holding the ladder provides the stability for the energetic movement of the acrobat and his disc.

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          French painter and designer Fernand Leger, was born in Agentan, Normandy in 1881. In 1909 he participated in the Cubist movement and developed a semi-abstract style. He fought during the First World War and took refuge in the USA during the Second World War. In the USA he made compositions of athletes. Upon return to France in 1945 he continued to paint but he also worked as a designer for the ballet.

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