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Francois Gall was born on May 22, 1912 in Transylvania to Hungarian parents. Because of his education, Gall is considered a still life and figure painter from the French school.
From 1929 to 1930, Gall studied in Rome, with the support of the Hungarian government, at l’Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts. At the request of the Government, he briefly returned to his native country to study and teach at the Hungarian College.
In December of 1936, Gall traveled to Paris to study at the at the l’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts. It was during his studies in Paris that Gall changed his style forever after experiencing the influence of the French impressionists and post-impressionists.
He began developing a new and original style, painting and exhibiting works depicting everyday life in Paris. His fresh approach gained overwhelming acceptance at the Salons. After becoming a citizen of France in 1945, Gall approached his recent successes with enthusiasm. At the Paris Salon of 1947, he was awarded the Gold Medal. In 1953, he was invited to debut is numerous exhibitions in the United States and Canada. The awards continued. Gall won the Prix Fraincis Smith in 1963. He was appointed Laureate de l’Institut de France in 1965 and won the Prix Gustave Courtois, Medaille d’Ore du Merite National Francais. Gall went on to be awarded the Prix de Bonnat in 1970, the Prix the Becker in 1971 and the Prix Paul Chabas in 1972. In 1974, he was warded the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris.
In 1976, Gall was elected to one of France’s most coveted levels of achievement for an artist. He was appointed Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Gall continued his rigorous exhibition schedule in New York, London, Rome, Montreal, Toronto, Berne, Bevaix, Mexico, Stockholm and Bruxelles. His works came be found in Museums throughout France and in international private collections.
He was Vice-President de la Societe des Artistes Independents, a member of the Syndicat National des Artistes, Peintres et Sculpteurs Professionnels, a member of the Conseils d’Admininistration de la C.R.E.A. and l’I. R.C.E.C., member of the Taylor Foundation and the A.D.A.G.P.
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