Between and , Modigliani painted three oil portraits of Alexandre. fit into the standard art-historical categories like Expressionism or Cubism. . a GuggenheimMuseum postcard of one of his reclining nudes unfit for the U.S. mails. Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by .. Reclining Nude, , Metropolitan Museum of Art . Modigliani's previous auction record was m euros (£m), set earlier in in Paris.