Fernand Léger arrives in Paris in 1900, with his painter friend André Mare with whom he shares a workshop. He joined the School of Fine Arts, and works with a photographer and an architect. Léger is considered one of the four founders of Cubism. He enjoyed great success from 1913 and obtained a contract from the promoter Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. Léger then begins his series on contrasts and forms. He enlisted in the army and will serve on the front in 1914. The war will influence his art, as evidenced by "the soldier with the pipe", canvas that he realizes in 1916. Fernand Léger, incarnating the modernism, will know a real success at the international exhibition of 1937. In 1940, he exiles in New York to join friends painters. He has directed many painting schools in Montrouge, Boulevard de Clichy and also in Montmartre. In 1955, the year of his death he received the prize of the Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil.