Francois Gall (1912-1987)

Francois Gall was born in Kolozsár, Hungary on the 22nd March 1912. Gall initially studied at the Accademia de Belle Arti in Rome and in 1930, he secured a grant from the Hungarian government. At the age of 24, Gall moved to Paris to study at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts. He later joined a Paris art studio and worked alongside Charles-Francois-Prosper Guérin and André Devambez. He also met artists such as Pablo Picasso and Christian Bérard.

Francois Gall was heavily influenced by the French impressionist painters; his preferred subjects were young beautiful Parisian girls amongst the romantic streets of Paris. Gall’s subtle, soft brush strokes, lose application and delicate tones create an aesthetic charm to his work.

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