René Galant was born in 1914 in France. He is known for his abstracted figural genre, a style completely unique from his counterparts when actively painting in Paris during the rush of the bohemian society. He studied at the Art school in Limoges. After his studies he planted himself in a studio and surrounded himself with the elite, socializing with Luis Buñuel, Coco Chanel, Jean Dubuffet and others. Recently more than 50 of his works have been exhibited at the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg. Galant's captures a romantic, yet very real emotion in his works, portraying society through his eyes and devoting his paintings to the ears of his times.
A semi-abstract depiction of a fashionable couple walking arm and arm. This couple purported to be John and Yoko Ono circa 1968. "Avant…Apres" [John & Yoko]. The busy street is captured with whimsicality and an abstracted depiction of each character, which is of a very charming nature since this is what Galant is mostly known for in his work. Comes displayed in a beautiful wood frame with hanging wire.