GAILLIARD François ('Frans')
Watercolour and gouache on paper: 98 x 77.5 cm / 38.6 x 30.5 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of figures, landscapes and portraits; watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, lithographer, journalist and draughtsman of day-to-day life scenes for French, English and Belgian magazines.
François Gailliard was a pupil of the Brussels Academy under Jean-François Portaels, Joseph Stallaert, François Bossuet and Paul Lauters. He strudied with James Ensor, Léon Frédéric and Fernand Khnopff. He met James Whistler in 1887 and showed him around in Brussels. He was the first to use little dots in works of art (1891). In Paris he visited the most important artists of his time.
He was a director of the Saint-Gilles Academy and a member of the Société des Aquafortistes belges.
Retrospective exhibition in the Horta Museum of Saint-Gilles in 1982.
Brussels 1861 - Saint-Gilles (Brussels) 1932
Brussels - Ixelles (Brussels) - Liège - Saint-Josse-ten-Noode - Spa - Turnhout
P. & V. Berko, ''Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 301.