Maurice Fallies (1883-1965): Pont Napoléon et Notre-Dame. Oil on canvas. Sunshine through clouds on the Pont Neuf. Confident lines, soft colors with red accent on lower right.
Maurice Fallies (1883-1965): Maurice Fallies was a recognized painter at the turn of the century. He studied notably under the famous Francois Gall, and his work has a similar style and skill. It's said Fallies did not sign some of his own paintings in order to create uncertainty about whether he or Gall had painted the work. Fallies was recognized for his skilled, moving depictions of Paris and of an industrializing century; he was at the heart of this period, France's new century. Fallies particularly specialized in post impressionist paintings of Paris street scenes, views along the riverbank, the Pont Neuf, Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame and Montmartre.