Painter of the Week: Amedeo Modigliani. Today: Bride and Groom. 1915-16. Oil on canvas. 55.2 × 46.4 cm (21.7 × 18.3 in). Museum of Modern Art. New-York
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (Italian pronunciation: [ameˈdɛo modiʎˈʎani]; July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style, characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form. He died at age 35 in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overwork and addiction to alcohol and narcotics.