An oil on canvas mesurantt (65x54 cm without the frame) representing a fruit plate signed lower right GALL, a work by François Gall (1912-1987) circa 1940
Hungarian painter, naturalized French in 1949, he studied visual arts at the school Nagybània (Hungarian Barbizon School) and through study of Scholarships, he traveled to Europe, perfecting her talent at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, then Paris, where he settled in 1936. Attending the Montmartre painters and those of the School of Paris in Montparnasse, he participated with them in animation and discovery of the artistic life of the capital: André Derain, Pablo Picasso, Marquet, Raymond Savignac, Gen Paul, Zadkine, Kisling. While making their portraits Edith Piaf, Charles Durand Ruel, Maurice Chevalier, Roland Dorgelès ...
Formed to work on the ground, the artist focuses on his early work on social subjects: his paintings are born from a dark palette and bear witness to the misery of his fellow Hungarian or hidden alleys of Rome and Paris. His work "Bread for the people", which describes a long queue of families outside the bakery during the bread crisis, is honored with the Gold Medal at the Salon of French Artists in 1947, two years before naturalization.
Met his Muse Eugenie, the joys of the family and the birth of their three children, will reduce the range of Gall. It draws on the vast human sample that Paris provides him with its cosmopolitan atmosphere of culture and freedom, its surrounding parks and forests. Whatever the weather, the easel, he painted the bustling Parisian life, its boulevards, breweries, bridges and docks, famous buildings, festivals, racetracks, in serene and colorful paintings, whose main characters are often the wife Eugenie and their daughters Mary and Elizabeth Anne Lize.
After passing through Fauvism and Cubism (little known) Gall remains faithful to his career in typical French post-impressionist style for which he has received numerous Awards and distinctions in France and abroad.
He died in 1987 following a heart attack during an artists' Defence Committee. Many of his works bought by the state, contained in Foundations and Parisian museums, Hungarian, and worldwide.
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