"Fruit Plate - François Gall (1912-1987)"An oil on canvas measuring (65X54 cm without the frame montparnasse) representing a plate of fruits signed lower right F.GALL, a work of François Gall (1912-1987) circa 1940
Hungarian painter, naturalized French in 1949, it follows the courses of Arts at the school Nagybània (Hungarian Barbizon School), and thanks to study bouses, he travels to Europe, perfects his talent at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, then Paris where he s' installed in 1936. Frequenting the Montmartre painters and those of the School of Paris in Montparnasse, he participates with them in the animation and discovery of the artistic life of the Capital: Andre Derain, Pablo Picasso, Marquet, Raymond Savignac, Gen Paul , Zadkine, Moses Kisling. While realizing their portraits Edith Piaf, Charles Durand Ruel, Maurice Chevalier, Roland Dorgelès ... Trained to work on the motif, the artist puts the accent in his first works on social subjects: his paintings are born from a dark palette and testify to the misery of his Hungarian compatriots or the hidden lanes of Rome and Paris. His work "Bread for the People", which describes a long queue of families in front of the bakery, during the crisis of bread, is honored with the Gold Medal at the Salon of French Artists, in 1947, two years before naturalization. After a passage through Fauvism and Cubism (little known) Gall remains faithful during his career in post-Impressionist style typically French for which he has received many awards and distinctions, in France and abroad. He died in 1987 after a heart attack, at a Commission for the Defense of Artists. Many of his works bought by the State, appear in Foundations and Museums Parisians, Hungarians, and all over the world.