365 Days of Art: July 12 – Amadeo Modigliani is Born

Portrait of a woman wearing a pearl necklace and cloche hat.
Jeanne Hebuterne with Hat and Necklace, by Amadeo Modigliani, 1917

July 12, 1884

Amadeo Modigliani is born. He’s known for painting very stylized, elongated figures. The woman in this portrait is his girlfriend and the mother of his daughter. He’s not a nice person: an addict, womanizer, and wife beater.