Born in Leghorn to Jewish parents in 1884, Amedeo Modigliani was an italian painter of portraits and nudes, draughtsman and sculptor. He began studying arts in 1898 with the landscape painter Micheli at Leghorn. In 1901 he suffered onset tuberculosis. He visited Naples, Capri, Rome, Florence and Venice to recuperate. In 1906 he moved to Paris where he took to excessive drinking and drugs, and was often in poverty. He had his first one man exhibition in Paris in 1917 and worked from the year 1918 to 1919. He died in Paris in 1920.
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