Fernand Lger was born on February 4, 1881, in Argentan, France. In 1913, he began a set of abstract paintings called “Contrast of Forms.” He guessed to make his first movie in 1924. By the 1930s, he’d increasingly included components of modernism in his work. During the 1940s, he made a number of paintings called “Divers.” Fernand Lger expired on August 17, 1955, in Gif sur Yvette, France.
Lger’s dad was a cattle dealer who expected his son would follow in his footsteps and select what he deemed a practical business. Although Lger was initially discouraged from becoming an artist, his dad became encouraging once he understood Lger’s gift for drawing. Along with his dad’s acceptance, Lger registered in architecture school and taken an apprenticeship under an architect in Caen.
Wanting to further pursue his art education, Lger applied to the esteemed cole des Beux-Arts and was sadly rejected. In 1903 he said attending the Paris School of Cosmetic Artwork instead, while also being unofficially mentored by two cole des Beux-Arts professors who recognized his potential. Up until this point, Lger’s painting style combined Impressionism with Fauvism. From then on, Lger’s work took on more components of Cubism, but with his own unique type of slitting shapes into tubular cylinders, casually called “tubism.”
In 1913, he began a set of abstract paintings called “Contrast of Forms.” A year after, he set his art career on hold to serve in the French army during World War I. In 1916, he was gassed at Verdun. In 1924, Lger ventured to make his first movie, Ballet Mcanique. The exact same year, he started his own school of contemporary artwork. As Lger’s work developed in the 1920s and ’30s, he increasingly included components of modernism especially portrayals of machines and human figures expressing speed and motion.
Together with the coming of the Second World War, in 1940, Lger briefly relocated to America. In this period, he made a number of paintings called “Divers,” noted for its distinctive utilization of big spots of colour that overlapped outlines to shown stylized figures of swimmers diving away piers in Marseille. This chain was followed by two others also showing human figures in movement: “Acrobats” and “Cyclists.” In the 1950s, Lger’s work centered on the topic of the common man, and additionally enlarged to include tapestry, pottery, stained glass and mosaics. Lger expired on August 17, 1955, in Gif sur Yvette, France.