René GALANT (1914-1997) ◊ The child and the wolf-dog


Oil painting on canvas
Height 61 cm x Width 46 cm
Signed lower right, countersigned and titled on the back




René Galant does not paint to please … This visual chronicler, member of the « Painters witnesses of their times », alongside Minaux and Lorjou, defends the representation in front of the invasive abstraction of the 1950s. Intransigeant of the truth and of the living, often truculent, he deforms without vulgarity. Always with tenderness. Reader of Dostoevsky, Balzac and Marcel Aymé, he restores in his gallery of portraits characters that cannot be forgotten. The grace of simple beings. Small people, great feelings. Let us bet that this humble artist, in love with everyday life, will end up on the rails of the great museums.