MONTEZIN: AN IMPRESSIONIST IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Pierre Eugène Montézin (1874 – 1946)
December 2015 – February 2016
In December 2015, Stoppenbach & Delestre will present ‘Montézin: the twentieth century Impressionist’, the first
exhibition of Pierre Eugène Montézin’s paintings in London ever displayed, and includes works from the family’s
private collection. The exhibition will engage with themes explored by the artist throughout his long career: fresh still
lives, bucolic landscapes and atmospheric urban cityscapes. The exhibition will span the first half of the twentieth
century; against a harsh backdrop of global change and upheaval, Montézin’s works consistently present a romantic
perception of a world undamaged by turmoil but rather, revel in a rural ideal of natural beauty.
Made a knight of the Legion d’Honneur in 1923, elected President of the Salon in 1933, showing in 1938 at the bastion
of Impressionism Galerie Durand-Ruel and elected member of the Institut of France in Vuillard’s place in 1941,
Montézin nonetheless never abandoned his humbler roots, remaining committed to re-evolving and re-crafting
Impressionism for the twentieth century.
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