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GEN PAUL

 

 

Gen Paul

1895-1975

 

The last great french expressionist

Born in Paris on July, 2nd, 1895, he died in Paris on April 30th, 1975.

 

 

 


 

 

Gen Paul

1895-1975

 

The last great french expressionist

Born in Paris on July, 2nd, 1895, he died in Paris on April 30th, 1975.

 

In 1975, the day of is 80th birthday, the Figaro, one of the most french newspaper was declaring :

"Gen Paul, the last legendary figure of Montmartre, he is eighty today !"

Few months later, when Gen Paul died, Jean-Paul Crespelle, famous artistic historian wrote:

“Gen Paul was the last great painter of Montmartre. One of the great doomed

painters in the tradition of Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Utrillo, Modigliani etc.."

 

One of the master of the French expressionist movment.

Born in Paris on july, 2nd, 1895, he died in Paris on april 30th, 1975, Gen Paul is the embodiment of Montmartre.

He was born rue Lepic, at the number 96, in a house painted by Van Gogh, and died a few blocks from there, avenue Junot, the 2nd, in a largework-shop room where he spent most of his life.
 
Gen Paul's painting is a long path of feeling. It shows friends' faces, unknow people, most of them pathetics. It shows streets, circus, musicians, racecourses and thigs of life.
 
He does not care about success and fame. He just paints for himself. He never tried to sell on his drawings. Art dealers came to see him.

He was a close friend of : Louis-Ferdinad Céline, Anouilh, Marcel Aymé, Utrillo, Vlaminck, Francis Carco, Derain... and less famous people.

He will remain the last great painter of Montmartre and andoubtedly the best representative of the French expressionist movment.