Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 in Livorno, Italy - January 24, 1920 in Paris) was an Italian painter and sculptor attached to the School of Paris. Painter of faces, nudes, portraits, sculptor, draftsman. Known initially as a figurative painter, he became famous for his paintings and sculptures called modern where faces look like masks and where shapes are stretched. Initially influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec, he is inspired by Paul Cézanne, Cubism and Picasso's blue period. He is known for his execution speed. He never retouch his paintings but those who posed for him said it was like having his soul laid bare. He died of tubercular meningitis on January 24, 1920. The funeral was followed by the artist communities of Montmartre and Montparnasse. Jeanne Hebuterne, who had been taken to her parents home, killed herself by jumping from a fifth floor window two days after Modigliani's death.