Amedeo Modigliani

Birth Name: Amedeo Clemente Modigliani

Date of Birth: 12 July, 1884

Place of Birth: Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Death: 24 January, 1920

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor. He worked in France.

Amedeo was the son of Eugene/Eugénie (Garsin) and Flaminio di Emanuele Modigliani. His family was Jewish. His father was born in Rome. His mother was born in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, and also had ancestors who were from Tunisia and Italy. His brother, Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani, was a politician for the PSI.

Amedeo has a daughter, art historian Jeanne Modigliani, with his common-law wife, artist Jeanne Hébuterne; and a son with Simone Thiroux.

Amedeo’s paternal grandfather was Emanuele di Abramo Vita Modigliani (the son of Abramo Vita di Crescenzo Modigliani and Rosa di Emanuele Modigliani). Amedeo’s grandfather Emanuele was born in Rome. Abramo and Rosa likely were first cousins. Abramo was the son of Crescenzo di Abramo Vita Modigliani and Tesaura Tagliacozzo. Rosa was the daughter of Emanuele di Abramo Vita Modigliani.

Amedeo’s paternal grandmother was named Olimpia Della Rocca.

Amedeo’s maternal grandfather was Isacco Garsin (the son of Giuseppe José Garsin and Anna Moscato). Giuseppe was born in Livorno, Provincia di Livorno, Toscana, Italy, and was the son of Salomon Garsin, who was born in Tunisia, and of Regina/Reina Spinoza.

Amedeo’s maternal grandmother was Regina/Reginetta Garsin (the daughter of Isacco Garsin). Isacco was the son of Salomon Garsin and Regina/Reina Spinoza.

Amedeo’s maternal grandparents were cousins.

Source: Genealogy of Amedeo Modigliani –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    it appears Abramo Vita di Crescenzo Modigliani and Rosa di Emanuele Modigliani were first cousins

    Tesaura’s surname was Tagliacozzo

    Correct me if I’m wrong due to similarity of names.

  2. andrew says:

    his brother Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani, was a politician for PSI (Italian Socialist Party):

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