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Amadeo Modigliani, Head of a Woman, 1910/1911, limestone, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection

Head of a Woman, Modigliani (Verbal Description)

This is the only sculpture by Modigliani in the Gallery’s collection, which otherwise features his painted portraits and nudes. However, this sculpture reflects the artist’s distinctive stylization of the figure with the elongated features and almond-shaped eyes found in many of his paintings. Modigliani focused on sculpture from about 1909 to 1914, before his death from tuberculosis at age 35 in 1920.

Released: September 30, 2016