Trained in St Petersburg, he spent much of his career in Paris, where he designed stage sets and costumes for the Ballets Russes. But there was more to his art.
Modigliani died at 35, his partner two days later at 21; one dealer died at 35, the other at 43. Was this a curse or coincidence?
Paintings of exuberant brilliant yellow mimosa, bleak self-portraits, and his favourite views around Le Cannet from his final years.