Artwork by François Gall,  Eugénie nue, de profil au collier rouge

François Gall
Eugénie nue, de profil au collier rouge

oil on board
signed and inscribed “Paris” lower right
24.25 x 14.75 ins ( 61.6 x 37.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Price Realized $3,000.00
Sale date: November 30th 2021

D&J Ritchie Auction, November 23, 1983, Lot 147A
Private Collection, Ontario
According to Marie-Lize Gall this study was part of a series of nudes the artist did in 1947. The sitter is the artist’s young wife Eugénie and was a study for an oil on canvas. The paintings from this series were extremely popular and were accepted at the official salons of Paris and exhibited with various dealers worldwide.

We would like to thank Marie-Lize Gall of Comité François Gall for confirming the authenticity of this lot. This work will appear in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on Gall’s work (no. 699).

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François Gall
(1912 - 1987)

François Gall, Hungarian by birth, became an impressionist painter in the pure French tradition after he moved to Paris in 1936. He was born in Kolozsvar in the former region of Transylvania on March 22, 1912. He began studied all media at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rome while working in menial jobs to secure a living. Support came in 1939 when the Hungarian government awarded Gall with a scholarship.

Six years later, François Gall established himself in Paris and became a student of Devambez at the National Academy of Fine Arts. The artist 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 and became a favorite with the public. In 1963, he was honoured with the Francis Smith Prize. He died in 1987.