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Pierre-Eugène Montézin (1874-1946) - Autumn in Creuse
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Period :
20th century
Artist :
Pierre-Eugène Montézin (1874-1946)
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas signed bottom right
Dimensions :
l. 51.34 inch X H. 39.06 inch
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Pierre-Eugène Montézin (1874-1946) - Autumn in Creuse

French School
Dimensions: H. 39 x W. 51.1 inches (With frame: H. 44.1 x W. 56 inches/H. 112 x W. 142 cm)
Provenance: Certificate of authenticity from Cyril Klein-Montézin, the great-grandchild of painter Pierre Eugène Montézin

Pierre-Eugène Montézin was born in Paris in 1874. He was an extraordinary self-taught artist that was not affiliated with any workshop and a visionary neo-impressionist painter.
At the time, his modern touch did not correspond with what the academy deemed respectable. At the age of 19, he decided to present some artworks at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris. He was denied access to the Salon in which this continued for an additional ten years. However, Montézin did not give up. With his strong tenacity and perseverance, the Salon finally opened up its doors to him in 1903. In 1907, he gets the 3ème classe medal, as well as the gold medal of the 2ème classe in 1910, the Prix Rosa Bonheur in 1920, the médaille d’honneur in 1932, etc.

After the war, Montézin’s talent is recognized by the greatest Parisian galleries who end up organizing exhibitions of his artwork: Galerie Georges Petit in 1922, Galerie du Journal on avenue des Champs-Elysées in 1936, Galerie Durand-Ruel in 1938, and Galerie Raphaël Gérard in 1943.

Aside from his paintings, Pierre Eugène Montézin received many awards in his commitment to everything he undertook: he won the Médaille Militaire in 1918, Officier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1933, unanimously elected as President of the Jury des Artistes Français, elected member of the Institut de France at the académie des Beaux-Arts replacing the seat of Edouard Vuillard in 1941, etc.

In 1946, Montézin leaves for Brittany. While he was on his way to Moëlan-sur-Mer to paint in open air, he dies at the age of 72 with his paintings and box of paints attached to his back.

Museums:
Paris, Petit Palais Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts Lille, Musée des Beaux-Arts Lille, Petit Palais Roubaix, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie Rouen, Hôtel de Ville

Bibliography:
Bénézit, Gründ édition, Tome 9, p. 783-784.

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