Unlike some of his contemporaries, his people are real and his depictions full of grace and calm. His stylistic exaggerations and faired forms work to create portraits and nudes which we can really enjoy.
Towards the end of the Great War, he spent a period in Nice, with his partner Jeanne Hébuterne. His only solo exhibition was closed by the police within hours of its opening.
Look for series covering the life and paintings of Raphael, the Swedish Anders Zorn, Amedeo Modigliani, and articles on others with anniversaries this year.