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Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, Livorno 1884–1920 Paris)
Date: 1917Accession Number: 1997.149.9
William Baziotes (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1912–1963 New York, New York)
Date: 1952Accession Number: 1995.234
Gaston Lachaise (American (born France) 1882–1935)
Date: 1912–15; cast 1930Accession Number: 1984.433.34
Constantin Brancusi (French (born Romania), Hobita 1876–1957 Paris)
Date: 1923Accession Number: 1996.403.7ab
Arshile Gorky (American (born Armenia), Khorkom 1904–1948 Sherman, Connecticut)
Date: 1944Accession Number: 56.205.1
Fernand Léger (French, Argentan 1881–1955 Gif-sur-Yvette)
Date: 1921Accession Number: 1994.486
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Many artists cared little about creating imagery that others might perceive as being avant-garde. These artists resolutely held onto the human figure as the basis of their art despite its association with tradition. Many painters and sculptors, especially those who relied on sales of their work for income, adopted relatively conservative styles to appeal to art dealers and collectors.
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