The name of Amedeo Modigliani is of great importance in the modern world of art, because the master's works go under the hammer in the well-known auction houses for several hundred million dollars. He can be called one of the most outstanding artists of the twentieth century. However, unfortunately, only few people know what life difficulties he went through before becoming a painter.

Amedeo Modigliani was born to a family of Sephardic Jews in 1884. And although the family was wealthy enough, by the time Modigliani was born (already the fourth child) their financial capabilities left much to be desired. The artist's parents took the children's education very seriously, and it was especially important for them to receive a good education. Perhaps that is why his mother took his drawing as a silly hobby.

However, everything changed when the future master suffered typhus at the age of 11. Such a disease was considered incurable in those days, and there were only few that could survive. In his delirious delirium the boy constantly spoke about art, about the works of famous Italian masters, about the fact that he also dreams of becoming an artist as they are. And finally, having overcome this illness, his parents allowed him to follow the dream and start painting.

Later Modigliani was hired at Guglielmo Micheli private art studio, but he had to leave his studies for almost a year because of the developed tuberculosis. Fortunately, he was able to overcome this disease, but over time the artist became addicted to hashish.

In 1906 the whole world of art was mainly located in Paris, therefore, his mother collected all the saved money and gave them to Amedeo for him to move to Paris. The artist thought that he would instantly become famous there, so he settled in one of the most expensive hotels as soon as he arrived. But the public was not particularly interested in his works. At those the painting made in a Cubism style were in demand most of all.

Amedeo was not able to properly manage his money, so he faced different financial problems. Sometimes the artist had to escape from the rented apartments, leaving his paintings there as a payment for living. The only salvation for him was his mother, who regularly sent him money. Amedeo Modigliani died on January 24, 1920, but even after his death his works were sold as "works of a budding artist". It was only years later that the world recognized his unique talent.