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  1. Amedeo Modigliani was the fourth child, whose birth coincided with the disastrous financial collapse of his father's business interests. Amedeo's birth saved the family from ruin; according to an ancient law, creditors could not seize the bed of a pregnant woman or a mother with a newborn child.

  2. Jul 08, 2022 · Amedeo Modigliani, (born July 12, 1884, Livorno, Italy—died January 24, 1920, Paris, France), Italian painter and sculptor whose portraits and nudes—characterized by asymmetrical compositions, elongated figures, and a simple but monumental use of line—are among the most-important portraits of the 20th century.

  3. Amedeo Modigliani was the epitome of a tragic artist. Born to a bourgeois family in Italy, he later shunned his academic upbringing and willingly devolved into a poverty stricken vagabond. He was formally educated as a life painter in his teens, quickly developing a life-long infatuation with nudes.

    • Italian, Jewish
    • July 12, 1884
    • Livorno, Italy
    • January 24, 1920
  4. Amedeo, or "Dedo," Modigliani was the youngest of four children born to Jewish parents, Flaminio and Eugenia, in Livorno, Italy, home to a large Jewish community. Shortly before his birth, the family businesses had fallen onto hard times, forcing the Modiglianis to declare bankruptcy.

    • Italian
    • July 12, 1884
    • Livorno, Italy
    • January 24, 1920
  5. Amedeo Modigliani was born in Tuscany, and he had a strong Jewish heritage as influenced by his family. He was raised in Livorno, a small yet thriving city in Italy. During his childhood years, Modigliani lived in the city of Livorno that was known to be the centre of commerce famous for shipwrighting and seafaring.

  6. Nov 13, 2021 · Amedeo Modigliani was to be the fourth child born to the couple, and his birth corresponded with his father’s commercial interests’ tragic financial downfall. The arrival of Amedeo rescued the family from bankruptcy; lenders could not confiscate the bedding of a pregnant lady or a mother with an infant, as per old custom.

  7. Apr 28, 2020 · Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was born July 12, 1884 in Livorno, Italy. He was born to a wealthy, bourgeois, and well-educated family of Sephardic Jews (descended from Spain and Portugal). His family encouraged his ambition and exposed him to travel, literature and art. However, Modigliani’s childhood was fraught with ill health.

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