"from the day that he abandoned himself to certain forms of debauchery, an unexpected light came upon him, transforming his art. From that day on, he became one who must be counted among the masters of living art."
-Amedeo Modigliani - practicing both painting and sculpture 1884-1920
About Amedeo Modigliani: The Italian artist, Amedeo Modigliani was born into a Jewish family in Tuscany.Modigliani worked in Micheli's Art School from 1898 to 1900. Here his earliest formal artistic instruction took place in an atmosphere deeply steeped in a study of the styles.Modigliani died penniless and destitute - managing only one solo exhibition in his life and most of Amedeo Modigliani Paintings were given away in exchange for meals in restaurants.