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|Michel de Gallard Biography|
1921 Born in Allier
1943 After some classical studies, he left medicine for painting: Académie de la Grande Chaumière et Arts Décoratifs. He installs at Ruche
1948 - 1949 Participates at the exhibition of l'Homme-Témoin in company with Lorjou, Buffet, Minaux, Rebeyrolle...
1950 Founding member of the Salon de la Jeune Peinture with Bernard Buffet. Prix des amis des arts.
1952 Prix Antral. Prix Portica de la Biennale de Menton
1953 Prix de la Ville de Saint Denis. Prix des Amis de la Biennale de Menton. Exhibited at the Salson of the Ecole de Paris at the Galerie Charpentier, Faubourg St-Honoré
1955 Maries the painter, Claude Autenheimer. Numerous acquisitions by the State, the city of Pairs and foreign museums. He receives the Croix de l'Ordre Polonia Restituta.
1957 Moves to the country near Sens.
1960 Prix Biennal Lilas-Bug at the Salon Comparaisons
1971 Prix Conseil Général des Yvelines at the Salon of Mantes-la-Jolie. Prix du Syndicat d'Initiative de la Ville de Mantes-la-Jolie.
1995 Wally Findlay Palm Beach, Fl
1993 Galerie Présidence Paris
1988 Galerie Yu Nagoya, Japan
1971 Galerie Lefèvre London
1960 Galerie Hervé Odermatt Paris
1956 Galerie Framond Paris
Since 1945 he has taken part in official French Salons and has won many awards as well as having held many solo exhibitions worldwide. Michel De Gallard is considered to be a member of the illustrious “School of Paris” and his work is often exhibited with that of Camille Bombois, Bernard Buffet, Edouard Cortes, Jean Dufy, Henri Lebasque and Elisee Maclet. De Gallard is considered to be one of France’s most eminent figurative painters. His technique recalls the style of the great Parisian post-impressionists of the early years of France. De Gallard abandoned lengthy studies of the classics and medicine to join “La Ruche,” the group of artists who rejected abstraction and embraced a new form of realism. They included Leger, Archipenko, Zadkine, Chagall and Soutine. In 1948 he joined Lorjou, Buffet and Mineaux as an active member of “Manifestes de l’Homme Temoin.” An important detail which makes it easier to understand some aspects of his painting is that Michel de Gallard wanted to be an architect. From labourers’ cottages to large cathedrals, every man made structure fascinated him. We cannot forget his love for Paris and for Utrillo, a painter of urban poetry with his typical façades. Themes from houses, roofs and walls are major elements of his painting.
He has been awarded many prizes by both the City of Paris and the French government. His work may be found at the Musee d’Arte Moderne de la Ville de Paris and art museums ranging from Jakarta to Yamagata.