"Gen Paul "portrait Of Man""Work presented: Drawing in black chalk on paper (24.5 X 32 cm) "Portrait of a man" signed lower right "Gen Paul" annotated vertically to the left "FORTON". Original work executed around 1960/65. Note: Gen Paul used to indicate on his works the name of the person whose portrait he was painting. This is the case on the drawing presented: FORTON. It is about Louis FORTON (1879 - 1934), famous draftsman: the author of the comics "The nickeled feet", "Bibi Fricotin" etc ... The publisher is Claude OFFENSTADT (The Parisian society of Edition SPE ) great friend and collector of the works of GEN PAUL. His son Patrick will also become a fervent buyer and seller of GEN PAUL's works. The OFFENSTADT family has forged long-standing friendship with the artist. This portrait of FORTON is related to the history of this family. Framed work: Under glass, golden baguette.