Francois Gall (1912-1987) ~ Ballet ✿

François Gall (1912, Hungary – 1987, France) was a French modern impressionist painter, was born in Kolozsvár, Hungary.

In 1936, at age 24 years, he moved to Paris. Early in 1939, Gall returned to Kolosvàr to attend the bedside of his dying father. Once there, he could not return to France as the declaration of war was imminent. Gall's war time years were finished in Wels, Austria where he was a medic. He attended to Jewish people. After Austria's liberation from German occupation, Gall returned to his attic at 16 Dauphine Street, Paris and resumed his career as an artist.
In 1949, Gall became a naturalized French citizen. Gall married Eugenia Chassaing, a young woman from the province of Quercy. They had three children: Lize-Marie (1947), Jean-François (1948), and Elizabeth-Anne (1956). Eugenia and the children became subjects and models for Gall's paintings. Eugenia died in a motor vehicle accident in 1980.
In 1961, while hanging paintings for an exhibition for the Salon des Independents in the Grand Palais, Gall fell several metres and could not work for over a year, at the "House of Artists" in Berryer street, Paris, Gall succumbed to his third heart attack.

Gall's works are in the collections of a number of museums and galleries. These include the Muses de la Ville de Paris, Musee d'Auxerre, Musee de l'Union Francaise a Versailles, Musees de Budapest and the Musee de l'Art Moderne de Vienne. Galleries with Gall's works include Salon d'Automne, Salon des Independants, Salon des Tuileries and the Salon d'Asnieres Galerie des Beaux-Arts.

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