Fernand Leger


1960 - Inauguration of the National Fernand Léger Museum in Biot (Maritime Alps).
1955 - Fernand Léger dies on August 17.
1952 - Fernand Léger creates the mural for the large United Nations building in New York.
1950 - Illustration of "The Circus" published by Tériade, his most well-known book to date.
1949 - Léger illustrates "The Lights" by Rimbaud and creates his first ceramics in Biot.
1941 - Fernand Léger teaches at Mills College in California, USA.
1937 - Léger creates a mural for the Discovery Palace in Paris and creates the set designs for the "Triumphant David " ballet by Serge Lifar.
1931 - Fernand Léger takes his first trip to the United States of America.
1929 - Fernand Léger teaches at the Modern Academy in the company of Ozenfant.
1923 - Léger creates the set and costume designs for "The Creation of the World ". It is accompanied with music composed by Darius Milhaud.
1918 - Léger illustrates "I Killed" by Blaise Cendrars. The following year, he will illustrate "The End of the World Filmed by the Angel of Notre Dame " by the same author.
1914 - Fernand Léger is deployed by the military. Three years later he will be gassed on the Verdun front and then hospitalised.
1911 - Fernand Léger exhibits his "Nudes in the Forest " canvas at the Salon of Independents. This causes a scandal.
1903 - Léger enters the School of Decorative Arts in Paris. He had been rejected by the School of Fine Arts where he continues to study as a free student.
1881 - Fernand Léger is born in Argentan, France.


1941 - Marie Harriman Gallery, New-York, USA.
1956 - French Institute, Athens, Greece.
1958 - Gallery Louise Leiris, Paris, France.
1968 - Saindenberg Gallery, New-York, USA.
1969 - Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany.
1970 - Gallery Claude Bernard, Paris, France.
1971 - Grand Palais, Paris, France.
1963 - Pouchkine Museum, Moscow, Russia.
1962 - Gallery Berggruen, Paris, France.
1962 - The Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New-York, USA.
1957 - Kunsthaus, Basel, Switzerland.


1949 - "Fernand Léger and the new space" by Douglas Cooper, Ed. des trois collines.
1962 - "Fernand Léger" by Robert Delevoy, Ed. Skira.
1968 - "Léger" by René Deroudille, Ed. Bordas.
1948 - "Fernand Léger, paintings 1911 - 1948" by Franck Elgar, Ed. du chêne.
1969 - "Leger's the great parade" by Peter de Francia, Ed. Cassel and Co.
1968 - "Dialogue posthume avec Fernand Léger" by Roger Garaudy, Ed. Grasset.
1956 - "Fernand Léger" by André Verdet, Ed. Kister.
1920 - "Fernand Léger, 20 paintings" by Maurice Raynal, Ed. de l'Effort Moderne.
1953 - "Fernand Léger, works from 1905 to 1952" by Christian Zervos, Ed. Cahiers d'Arts.
1956 - "Fernand Léger" by Maurice Jardot, Ed. Hazan.


"Fernand Léger, l'oeuvre gravé", catalogue made by Lawrence Saphire, Blue Moon Press publishers in New York. Text from the french printer Fernand Mourlot. This catalogue reproduce and describe about 150 original prints by Fernand Léger.

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