Pierre Eugene Montézin
post impressionist oils
Pierre Eugène Montézin (French, 1874–1946) was a Post-Impressionist painter born in Paris. After beginning his career as a muralist, he was influenced early on by the legacy of Impressionist painters, and began to paint en plein-air landscapes. Friends with artist Ernest Quost (French, 1834–1931), Montézin’s work further developed painterly dabs of color depicting vibrant outdoor scenes with a great clarity of light. Montézin was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1923, President of the Salon Jury in 1932, and elected at the Académie des beaux-arts in 1941. His work is part of the collections of the Kunsthalle Museum in Mannheim, Germany, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and the Petit-Palais Modern Art Museum in Geneva, among many others.