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Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (1884-1920) is an outstanding Italian artist and sculptor of the 20th century. Born in a Jewish family in Livorno, Italy. Since childhood had serious health problems, he suffered from tuberculosis for years. In connection with illnesses and a train to painting leaves school. For the purpose of healing his mother takes young Modigliani for the winter period to Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice. For the artist, these trips had a tremendous influence on the decision to choose the artist's path. Beginning to attend the lectures of the drawing (1898), he became a pupil of the Scuola libera di Nudo (1902). From 1907 he lived in Paris, where he spoke with the artistic bohemian, in particular Pablo Picasso, Maurice Utrillo, Diego Rivera, Chaim Sutin and writers Andre Salmon, Giomon Apollinaire and Max Jacob. Despite numerous friendships and acquaintances, she has not joined any of the art groups. He wanted to go his own way and create his style, which he lacked in the beginning of his career. Modigliani joined the circle of Jewish artists, exhibited several of his works at the Salon of Independents and the Salon of the Rejected. He created 16 portraits of poetess Anna Akhmatova.