The Fernand Léger Museum, French: Musée national Fernand Léger, is a French national museum in Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, in south-eastern France. It is dedicated to the work of the twentieth-century artist Fernand Léger. Although originally privately owned, it is now a state museum entitled to style itself Musée de France.
In 1955, Fernand Léger bought a villa in Biot, called Mas Saint-André, with the intention of installing polychrome ceramic sculptures in his garden, but died soon afterwards. The museum was built on the property after the death of the artist in 1955 by Nadia Léger and Georges Bauquier, to designs by the architect Andreï Svetchine; an earlier design by Paul Nelson had been rejected. Construction began in 1957, and the museum opened in 1960. The gardens were designed by Henri Fish and contain sculptures based on Léger's work.
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Malte Lewan | Jun 13, 2017
Fernand Léger is an interesting artist. Some of the world of art is simple interesting because of size. Nice, modern museum and I love the park.
Thomas Miskiewicz | Dec 29, 2016
Nice exhibit and location. Friendly English speaking staff. Free audio tour. Small souvenir shop could be improved when it comes to the selection of the items. Overall a very pleasant experience.
Morag et Gerard Jordan | Feb 8, 2017
If you tend to pass by Léger in other galleries but want to appreciate him better then come and focus on him here for a while. It is well worth the excursion.
Mary Sunderland | Apr 8, 2017
The art atelier was great!
Epifanio Epifania | Mar 20, 2018
Biot è un piccolo centro della Costa Azzurra noto per l’abilità dei suoi ceramisti e vetrai. Qui nel 1960, a 5 anni dalla morte del grande pittore, i suoi amici Braque, Picasso e Chagall posarono la prima pietra del “Musée National Fernand Léger”. La collezione, la più ampia al mondo dell’artista, permette di avere un panorama completo sulla sua opera in un contesto adeguato espressamente creato per questo scopo. Leger va sicuramente scoperto o riscoperto per la qualità delle opere e per il rigore del percorso artistico: la sua adesione alle principali avanguardie del novecento ha sempre dato vita a creazioni originali.
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