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Pierre Eugene Montezin (1874 - 1946)

Pierre Eugene Montezin had no formal training in easel painting; instead he received his education through his work in an interior design studio. He was taken on as a mural and decorative painter, and it was in this environment that he first learned his technique.

He was immediately impressed with the theories of the Impressionists and took inspiration from their work to become an easel painter in his own right. He sought out peers to help him with his studies and met Ernest Quost, who would advise him in the art of drawing and introduce a wider range of painting styles to him. His works were done with oils, pastels and gouache that were all particularly suited to his Impressionistic leanings.

By 1903 Montezin was accepted into the Paris Salon exhibit. His success there encouraged him to seek wider commercial opportunity and he joined in an exhibition in Liverpool in 1906.

World War I put a hold on Montezin's artistic pursuits, but at the end of the crisis he immediately began to paint again, and was accepted at the Salons. It was during the period around 1914 that he turned his attention to landscape painting, and began relying on his own variety of Impressionism. His vibrant and brilliant palette combined with his energetic brush work brought him tremendous popularity. He painted in this manner for the rest of his life.

Montezin would receive numerous awards and accolades, as well as professional recognition. He was made a Knight in the Legion of Honor in 1923; elected a member of the Beaux Arts Academy in 1940, and would eventually become a member of the jury at the Salon des Artistes Francais after receiving the Medal of Honor from the institution.

His work was widely collected and is in both private and museum collections.

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