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. The Modigliani name is after the town of Modigliana in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Amedeo’s paternal grandfather was Emanuele di Abramo Vita Modigliani (the son of Abramo Vita di Crescenzo Modigliani and Rosa Cassuto). 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.

Amedeo’s paternal grandmother was named Olimpia Della Rocca. Olimpia was born in Rome.

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/Salomone Garsin, who was born in Tunis, Tunisia, and of Regina/Reina Spinoza. Anna was born in Livorno, the daughter of Isaac Joseph Moscato and Rachel Castelli.

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

Amedeo’s maternal grandparents were cousins.

Source: Genealogy of Amedeo Modigliani – https://www.geni.com

5 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    *Salomone Garsin was born in Tunis, Tunisi.
    * The Modigliani family name is after the town of Modigliana in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
    * Eugénie Garsin’s parents married in Algeri: https://www.facebook.com/GenealogieLivornesi/photos/le-firme-in-calce-allatto-di-matrimonio-dei-genitori-di-eug%C3%A9nie-garsin-madre-di-/2478399492436589/
    * Regina Spinoza was NOT related to the noted philosopher (as Modì claimed) who had not direct descendants.
    * Regina”Reginetta” Garsin was the daughter of Isacco Garsin and Allegra Pesaro.

  2. andrew says:

    Anna Moscato was born in Livorno, to Isaac Joseph Moscato and Rachel Castelli.

    The same tree reports Emanuele Modigliani’s parents as Abramo Vita Modigliani and Rosa Casutto (but Cassuto is the correct family name)

    Olimpia Della Rocca was born in Rome.

  3. 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.

  4. andrew says:

    his brother Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani, was a politician for PSI (Italian Socialist Party): https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Emanuele_Modigliani

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