About the Artist:
Pierre-Eugene Montezin, France, (1874-1946). Montézin was a painter of landscapes and rural scenes. He lived in Paris all his life, but spent very little time in his studio, working only from nature.
Montézin was deeply influenced by the work of the Impressionists, and in a sense, continued where they had left off. His work further developed painterly dabs of color depicting vibrant outdoor scenes with a great clarity of light. Montézin’s landscapes of the countryside were a hit in urban Paris, and the public flocked to his exhibitions to look at his paintings.
In 1932 Montézin obtained the Medal of Honor at the Salon des Artistes Français. For thirty years no landscape had received the Medal of Honor which, since 1897, had been awarded only to figure painters and painters of compositions. [DES-12/15]