Modigliani was born in Italy. He had a very poor family and he was not a healthy boy at all. He contracted tuberculosis at the age of 16 after that he was very sick.
Style of Art
Modigliani created his own style of art. He elongates his portraits (stretched) and makes their faces oval. Modigliani draws a rather flat style of art and masks like faces.
Trip to Venice
Modigliani had a trip to Venice and saw stone sculptures. After that Modigliani started making stone sculptures.
He was famous for his elongated nudes. He died at the age of 35, the tuberculosis kicked in and killed him.