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Europeans & Americans Abroad; Philadelphia Collection 73; September 2004
 
 
painting
 
François Gall
(French, born Hungary, 1912–1987)
In Montmartre
Oil on canvas, 15 1/8 × 18 1/4 inches
Signed at lower right: “F. Gall”
Inscribed in paint on canvas verso: “AU. MONTMARTRE/F. GALL”
Inscribed in ink on stretcher verso: “E 3716/[. . . ]”
Label on stretcher verso: (printed) “DOMINION GALLERY/[ . . . ]/MONTREAL/[ . . . ]”


Supporting himself first by working as a laborer, and later with a small grant from the Hungarian government, François Gall studied at the Royal Academy in Rome. He later moved to Paris (and became a French citizen in 1942), where he came under the influence of the Impressionists and specialized in genre scenes like this one, which quickly gained popularity. Gall also painted landscapes and still lifes and was a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons. The Montmartre section of Paris, the frequent setting of his paintings, is known for its lively society of artists and bohemians who are drawn to its sidewalk cafés and nightlife.


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