Portrait of the Painter Moïse Kisling (1891-1953). 1915. Oil on canvas. 37 x 28 cm. Pinacoteca di Breta, Milan, Italy In 1916, Modigliani painted this portrait of the Polish artist Moise Kisling, one of his closest friends. Moise Kisling was in Montmartre from 1910 and later moved to Montparnasse. At the outbreak of World War I, he volunteered for service inn the French Foreign Legion and in 1915, he was deeply wounded in the Battle of Somme, for which he was awarded French citizenship.