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Pierre Eugène Montézin (1874 – 1946)

December 2015 – February 2016

Press Release

In December 2015, Stoppenbach & Delestre will present Montézin: the twentieth century Impressionist’, the first

exhibition of Pierre Eugène Montézins 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, Montézins 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 Vuillards 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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