Francois Salvat(1892 - 1976), French

Born on 12.06.1892 in Amelies-Bains. Lived and worked in Paris. Student of Cormon. In 1936 he moved to Greece. Later in his career he was a well-known illustrator (he illustrated the books of Victor Hugo, Balzac etc.) and a director of the publishing house Éditions Grasset. His paintings can be found at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the Paris City Collection.

Salvat was s French soldier in WW1 in Macedonia, One work from that period, pair of watercolors titled “Prilep 1918” were sold by the auction house Jack-Phillipe Ruellan France (lot number 44) on 31.3.2012. His painting “The bay of Thessaloniki 1935” oil/panel, was sold by the auction house Pillon Callais, France (lot number 259) on 7/2/2000.

Francois-Salvat-1892-1976Le-baie-de-Salonique-1935-oil-on-panel
Francois Salvat 1892-1976 Le baie de Salonique 1935 oil on panel
Francois-Salvat-1892-1976Prilep-1918-watercolors
Francois Salvat 1892-1976 Prilep 1918 watercolors

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Vlatko potpis s

This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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