FRANZ VON MONTFORT

"NU ASSIS"

OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED

BELGIUM, DATED 1928

39.5 X 32.5 INCHES

Franz Von Montfort

1889 –1980

 

Von Montfort was a Belgian artist who came to work in Paris in 1923.  He studied at the Royal Academy in Brussels where he won a first prize in painting. 

 

Von Montfort exhibited regularly at the Salon des Indépendants beginning in 1926, where he finally won a gold medal in 1962.  He exhibited in Paris at Galerie Drouant in a group with Jean De Botton, Jean Marembert, and Grigory Gluckmann.

 

Von Montfort experimented with Cubism and Futurism in the 1920s.  There was a retrospective of his work at the Hotel Charlier in Brussels in 1982. 

 

Von Montfort is considered a Belgian Expressionist, he is recognized in many books on the subject and recently there was a book published devoted to his works.  He was a bold painter, he use his colors freely, and created outstanding  nudes and portraits.  His career spanned many decades.