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"Reclining Girl" by Francois Gall, label for Leger Galleries. 8" x 10",in a frame 18" x 19".Estate of Anne Rubin Klein,NYC.Excellent condition, no craquelure, oil on canvas, no restoration seen under UV light.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(From Wiki):"Francois Gall was born in Kolozsvár, Hungary. He moved to France in 1936. Gall was first taught by Aurel Popp at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts - Workshop Coromaldi in Rome and subsequently joined the Collegium Hungaricum (equivalent to Villa Medici), before traveling to Europe on a scholarship to hone his talents as a sculptor, ceramicist, designer, painter, and portraitist. His work included Roman and Hungarian families, bystanders and onlookers, friends, musicians, singers, street scenes of markets and caravans circuses street.The first exhibition of his work was in 1932 at the Gallery Moderna in Rome.Arriving in Paris in 1936, he enrolled at the Fine Arts (workshops Charles Guerin and Andrew Devambez), and met other artists such as Christian Bérard, Othon Friesz, André Derain and Pablo Picasso, and befriended fishermen on the [[1]], the booksellers who help to learn French through versification Victor Hugo Gavillon the family with whom he exchanges breads and cakes against tables, their daughter Nadine - who has the reputation of the House Dalloyau around the world - is on one of them in a pram between Samaritan and Belle Jardinière. Happy in this free country, he walked around Paris, from Montmartre to Montparnasse, through the docks and the Grand Boulevards, in search of new subjects. This enabled him to show Parisian life in the summer of 1937 at the Szalmasy Gallery in Budapest. Back in Paris in 1938, Gall received Honorable Mention for his painting "The Spanish refugees" acquired by the French State and, in 1939, the Silver Medal at the Salon d'Asnieres. Early in 1939 he was recalled to Kolosvàr because of his dying father but he could not return to France as the declaration of war was imminent. Liberated by the Allies in Wels in Austria, where had become medical director and caregiver (demonstrated by a moving letter signed by many Jews with typhus ), he was finally repatriated to Paris, returning to his attic on 16 Dauphine Street. He resumed his artistic activities and, on the banks of the Pont Neuf, met his bride, a young woman from Quercy. Eugenie Chassaing would give him three children who would become three future models: Lize-Marie (1947), Jean-François (1948), Elizabeth - Anne (1956 - year of the Budapest uprising). Eugenie died in 1980 in a serious car accident, leaving the artist destroyed.In 1947 - the year of the bread crisis - he received a Gold Medal for his canvas "bread for the people", a highlight of French Artists (4000 works and 800 exhibitors) the title of an article in France-Soir. A comment on Gall's work by Pierre Bourdan, Minister of Youth, Arts, and Letters, was reproduced on the cover of all the newspapers and reviews of art. This year was also marked by his participation in an important collective exhibition, along with Fernand Léger , Lhote and Lurgat. in the Barreiro Gallery in Paris Debussy, presented by Jean Cassou . Here François Gall befriended Kisling who wanted to take a picture of the beautiful brunette that is Eugenie, languid on a sofa ... but he asks about her husband, who was now experiencing a growing reputation in Switzerland, England, and Scandinavia. In1946, he joined his friend Marco G. of the group Free Art and received the Silver Medal for his canvas "Exodus" that the" Pont Saint Michel fall "in his first solo exhibition in Paris Galerie Alexandre, then "Honfleur" at the Galerie Saint Philippe du Roule was acquired by State. In 1949, he became a naturalized French citizen, and had a solo exhibition at the gallery of the Impressionists, Durand-Ruel , where one of his paintings, "The port 'of Honfleur " was acquired by State. This honor was due to the private secretary of the influential gallery owner who discovered the young artist painting in all weather on the banks of the Seine, where Gall was organizing raffles for his sketches fin order to produce large canvases. Some of them are now found on sale at Christie's, and Sotheby's. The Marlborough Fine Art Gallery in London brought together thirty of his works that were very successful and were warmly welcomed by Dunoyer de Segonzac as soon as they were put on display. The same gallery presented "Landscapes of France" in 1951.From the beginning of the 1950s traveling exhibitions and multiply throughout France and the world, including Belgium, the USA, where the artist is also slated to play the role of Manet cinema, but his participation in the other exhibitions "prevents" the French Week "in Sweden where he befriends Maurice Chevalier which he made sketches and portraits, Mexico, Israel. Then the ports and beaches to attract, he went there during the school holidays with his family he does ask, before returning home parents Eugenie Martel-en-Quercy and the landscape of the Causes around. Martel, where you can meet Gen Paul and his bicycle.In 1954, Gall family acquired a romantic house with a workshop and yard containing flowering acacia, purchased from the widow of the painter J.Emile Zingg at 8 Villa Brune, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.In 1961, while hanging paintings for an exhibiion for the Salon des Independents in the Grand Palais, François Gall suffered a fall of several meters and remained paralyzed in a plaster shell for more than a year.He participated each year at the Salon of Painters in Paris and in 1963 at the Palais Galliera was awarded the Francis Smith Prize . This enabled him to make a study tour in Portugal. He came back with a large number of bright and colorful paintings which he exhibited at the Casa Portugal in Paris.His artistic works became increasingly recognized. He became a laureate of the Institut de France and his works were presented, in the late 1960s, in prestigious exhibitions in France and abroad. This took him to Italy, Rome, Florence, Venice, Germany, Switzerland, where he had a permanent exhibition in Bern and Neuchâtel Bevaix and Corsica, Austria, Spain, Russia, Canada at the Dominion Gallery Max Stern, which discovered the first fake paintings of the artist from Eastern Europe, including Romania. Recognized portraitist, he worked among other portraits, that of his muse Edith Piaf, Marielle Goetschel, France Gall, Roland Dorgelès exhibited at the Salon des Independents and acquired by the French State. On opening night, he made to the public a new portrait of the writer, but charcoal. Over the years, he became the friend and avid reader. Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters, member of several boards, including that of artists in the Ministry of Culture and director of the ADAGP there is no expense for the cause of artists in various associations and humanistic activities.The works of François Gall, exhibited in Paris at Durand Ruel, Bernheim - Young, Andrew Weil, René Duckermann Foundation Wally Findlay, in the province in Deauville, Trouville, the Attic Salt Honfleur, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Arcachon, Nice, Cannes etc. ... are also visible in Embassies, Ministries, Museums major capitals.In 1977 he was elected vice-president of the Society of Independent Artists and, in 1987, became president of the National Union of painters and professional sculptors. Year of his death, the "House of Artists" Berryer street in Paris, where he waited in vain to serve on a committee ... he was behind the door, broken by a 3rd heart attack.The artist painted almost every subject, from the dark palette of social subjects, crucifix and war, bright palette bridges of Paris for all time, little known under the snow, landscapes, market scenes, harbors and beaches, a naked woman in a bathroom, the hairdresser, women with coffee, dancers, Seine, streets, boulevards, scenes races, rustic bouquets to fruit bowls. Few animals are always embedded in a landscape, like a musical note: the white horse and sleigh, the dog of the Rigo family, cows near Honfleur, the cat sitting near the flowers All subjects so across France and Europe, except for fish, birds, much less dead animals as he loved life!Among the many criticisms dealing with this art are the comments Maximilien Gauthier in The Literary News of March 29, 1962, "the Luxembourg gardens, terraces of coffee, his balls resonate July 14, while living the charm of Paris, "that 's André Weber in The Amateur Art April 10, 1964. "Point riot of color, no continuance, but a balanced sweet and harmonious concerto with nuances, subtleties, the preciousness palette, an incredible short refinement. From the very good and excellent painting watercolors "that Israel Daniel-Mayer" from what we called the "Painters Witnesses of their Time" François Gall particularly attractive distinguished by the delicacy of his paintings. " (Arts - August 1963) Monographs: François Gall Robert Vrinat - Collection "Artists" - 1953.His daughter, Marie-Lize, as evidenced by a nice photo of 1949 already showed the visitors with the violets that had just given him the gallery owner Charles Durand Ruel, in whose arms she was, her father's paintings. She now works in the constitution of the Catalogue Raisonné of the painted work with her daughter Estelle and François Gall Committee established in 1989 by Enrique Mayer, founder of the renowned Mayer directory. He helped stop the fake paintings which nevertheless continue to flood the market. Passionate about art and craft, daughter and granddaughter of artists craftsmen, it is the Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Budget, project manager jobs in Art and Living Heritage Companies, President Club and Literary History, General Secretary of the National Salon-subsidized. Author of a book of poetry "Shards of Dreams and Go" on behalf of Publisher - Dekaedre-Findakly, she is president of the Association Books Life Association of Painters and Sculptors Witnesses the 14th arrondissement of Paris, honored with the Silver Medal of the City of Paris, Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters, Knight of the Order of Academic Palms."


Excellent condition, no craquelure, oil on canvas, no restoration seen under UV light.

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"Reclining Girl" by Francois Gall, Leger

Estimate $200 - $300Nov 26, 2017
New York, NY, NY, USA