A French painter, sculptor and Film maker. Joseph Fernand Henri Léger created a personal form of cubism, for which he was very well known, and that he modified into a more populist style.
When he settled in Paris, he was supporting himself as an architectural draftsman. And even if his application to the « Ecole des Beaux Arts » was rejected, he attended the School as a non-enrolled student, ensuring not to let down his dreams and objectives, struggling to be who he wanted to be. At the age of 25, Fernand Léger traced his path to Painting, where he showed the influence of impressionism through his work. One of his impressive works is : « Le Jardin de ma mère » of 1905. After, Fernand Léger was displaying a personal form of Cubism that his critics termed « Tubism », as shown in one of his major paintings of that period. -1909-10, « Nudes in the Forest ». Later on, Léger was identified as « Cubist » along with Jean Metzinger and Henri Le Faucomier.
Le Jardin de ma mère (My Mother’s Garden) of 1905, Fernand Léger.
Les Fumeurs (The Smokers), 1911-12, oil on canvas, 129.2 x 96.5 cm,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Finally, Léger wrote in 1945 that the object in modern painting must become the main character and overthrow the subject. If, in turn, the human form becomes an object, it can considerably liberate possibilities for the modern artist, which allowed him to make the objects of consumer society the subjects of his paintings, Léger has been called a progenitor of Pop art.