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Seated Female Nude, 1909-1911

Fernand L├ęger

French, 1881-1955
Ink on brown wove paper
12-1/2 x 9-5/8 in. (31.8 x 24.4cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
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L├ęger knew Cubist painters and writers, and exhibited in the Salon des Ind├ępendants 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 L├ęger. 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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