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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
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Madonna sells Fernand Leger painting for $7.2 million

Madonna sells Fernand Leger painting for $7.2 million

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Madonna says she will donate to charity the $7.2 million she got from the sale of her 1921 Fernand Leger painting, "Three Women at the Red Table."

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
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Man who stole Picasso sketch sentenced

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A former New York City wine sommelier has pleaded guilty to walking out of a San Francisco gallery with a Pablo Picasso sketch under his arm.

Picasso, Matisse works stolen from museum

PARIS, May 20 (UPI) -- Five early 20th century paintings collectively valued at more than $600 million were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art early Thursday, police said.

Report: Wellesley missing Leger painting

BOSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- "Woman and Child," a valuable 1921 painting by French cubist Fernand Leger, reportedly has gone missing from Wellesley College.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2006 with 330 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2005 with 330 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2004 with 331 to follow.
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Steuben gave U.S. glass its modern glamour

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Between 1930 and 1960 Steuben Glass brought modernity and glamour to American crystal glass that previously were to be found only European glass, especially the engraved crystal produced by Orrefors in Sweden.
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'Park Avenue' cubist painters rediscovered

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Not all New York artists of the Great Depressions years lived in Greenwich Village garrets. Some of them lived on Park Avenue.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2003 with 330 to follow.
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Fernand Leger
SLP98120101 - 01 DECEMBER 1998- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: This protrait painting of N.M. Zeretelli in 1927, is just one of the paintings that will be seen at the St. Louis Art Museum during a special exhibition, scheduled for February 6-May 9, 1999. Beckman and Paris, a special exhibition organized by the St. Louis Art Museum and the Kunsthaus Zurich, brings together for the first time nearly 100 paintings by Max Beckmann, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Fernand Leger, Georges Rouault and Robert Delaunay. The exhibition re-evaluates the traditional image of Beckmann as a quintessential German artist by looking to his time in Paris during the 1920's and '30s and by juxtaposing many of his masterpieces with major paintings by his Paris contemporaries. These juxtapositions evoke striking comparisons in theme and style and present a new, surprising view of Beckmann. bg/HO UPI
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Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of Cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of Pop Art.

Léger was born in Argentan, Orne, Basse-Normandie, where his father raised cattle. Fernand Léger initially trained as an architect from 1897–1899 before moving in 1900 to Paris, where he supported himself as an architectural draftsman. After military service in Versailles in 1902–1903, he enrolled at the School of Decorative Arts; he also applied to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts but was rejected. He nevertheless attended the Beaux-Arts as a non-enrolled student, spending what he described as "three empty and useless years" studying with Gérôme and others, while also studying at the Académie Julian. He began to work seriously as a painter only at the age of 25. At this point his work showed the influence of Impressionism, as seen in Le Jardin de ma mère (My Mother's Garden) of 1905, one of the few paintings from this period that he did not later destroy. A new emphasis on drawing and geometry appeared in Léger's work after he saw the Cézanne retrospective at the Salon d'Automne in 1907.

In 1909 he moved to Montparnasse and met such leaders of the avant-garde as Archipenko, Lipchitz, Chagall, and Robert Delaunay. His major painting of this period is Nudes in the Forest (1909–10), in which Léger displayed a personal form of Cubism—his critics called it "Tubism" for its emphasis on cylindrical forms—that made no use of the collage technique pioneered by Braque and Picasso.

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