The Unknown Modigliani by Noel Alexandre
Drawings from the Collection of Paul Alexandre

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A book which presents 450 drawings by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), which have not previously been published or exhibited. The drawings were purchased and collected by the French physician Paul Alexandre, who, shortly after Modigliani's arrival in Paris in 1906, became the artist's closest friend, doctor and only patron, regularly buying drawings. Dr. Alexandre, who died in 1968, always intended to write a book about the artist to correct the myths regarding his premature death in 1920. In this book, his son, historian Noel Alexandre, has written a biography based on his father's memories and documents from his father's estate, including a 10-page letter from Modigliani's mother describing in detail her son's youth in Livorno.
 

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Published October 1, 1993 by Harry N Abrams. 480 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This stunning volume, an art-historical event, reproduces some 450 drawings by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) never before published or exhibited. Including graceful female nudes, caryatids, portraits,

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His son, historian Noel Alexandre, provides a biographical sketch of Modigliani interwoven with his father's reminiscences, letters to and from the painter, photographs of the artist and his milieu, color reproductions of oil paintings, and a 10-page letter from Eugenia Modigliani, the artist's m...

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