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(b Livorno [Leghorn], 12 July 1884; d Paris, 24 Jan. 1920). Italian painter, sculptor, and draughtsman, active mainly in Paris. Although virtually his whole career was spent in France, he laid the foundations of his style in Italy with his study of the masters of the Renaissance. In particular he is often seen as a spiritual heir of Botticelli because of the linear grace of his work, and his reclining nudes continue a tradition begun by Giorgione and Titian.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)