FRANCOIS GALL, born in Kolozsvar in the former region of Transylvania on March 22, 1912. Hungarian by birth, became an impressionist painter in the pure French tradition after he moved to Paris in 1936. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rome while working to secure a living. Support came in 1939 when the Hungarian government awarded Gall with a scholarship. Received the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris in 1974. Appointed Chevalier dans l’Odre des Arts des Lettres in 1976.
Six years later, Francois Gall established himself in Paris and became a student of Devambez at the National Academy of Fine Arts. Francois Gall greatly admired the first generation impressionist and adopted their concepts for his own interpretations. Parisian scenes and portrayals of women engaged in typically feminine activities were among his preferred subjects.
The artist participated in various Salon exhibitions in Paris. In 1963, he was honored with the Francis Smith Prize. He died in 1987.
Muses de la Ville de Paris
Musee de l’Union Francaise a Versailles
Musees de Budapest
Musee de l’Art Moderne de Vienne
Salon des Independants
Salon des Tuileries
Salon d’AsnieresGalerie des Beaux-Arts
Francois Gall : arcachon, oil on canvas, 9 x 10.25
Francois Gall : honfleur, oil on canvas, 7.5 x 9.5