Henri Maurice D'Anty, listed French artist,Henry d'Anty 1910-1998
Born 1910 in Belleville France. Died in December 4 1998.
Educated at the Academy de la Grande Chummier and the Academy Julian Paris. Painter of the school of Paris. ( painter of de l'Ecole de Paris et Peintre Témoin de son Temps) He participated in numerous exhibitions and was rewarded number of prizes for his work in France and abroad
D'Anty was born in Belleville, and it was here that he came to know the picturesque quality of small sloping streets, sometimes broken by flights of steps, like those of Montmarte. Afterwards he moved to Saint Maurice, where he came under the spell of the banks of the Marne with its blue green reflections, the heavy river barges, sail boats, and the lock with its large dark mass, which all made their impressions, as did a later visit in northern France, long before he thought seriously about painting. But in both eye and mind, he was already storing secret visions and emotions.
During a holiday in Brittany, he discovered an entirely new awareness of colors, or rather of colors of the enchanting, subtle tones which make up the varied atmospheres of the Breton scene.
We once read one of his letters to his mother, a delightful letter, written at the age of about thirteen, in which the most moving tenderness is accompanied by the judicious shrewdness of his descriptions of the countryside where he was spending his holidays.
He was also to bring to life again the early impressions which were slumbering in his subconscious. And images crowded in upon him: gamins in Belleville ; banks of the Marne, with the black shades of the river lock; unfriendly plains of northern France, and the silken tones of Brittany.
D'Anty observed intensely: he saw again his childhood, his moments of wonder, of nostalgia, and he interpreted all into blank pieces of cloth to invite us into ,his ,our world.
1949 Galerie de Ptquipe, rue Saint Rustique, Montmartre.
1950 Galerie Lebar, rue Uon Jost, Paris.
1951 Galerie Hermann, rue des Beaux Arts, Paris.
1952 Galerie Lebar, rue Ldon Jost, Paris.
1953 Galerie de la Maison des Beaux Arts, Paris.
1954 Galerie de l'Institut, rue de Seine, Paris.
1955 Galerie Duncan, rue de Seine, Paris.
1956 Galerie Clio, Nice.
1957 Galerie Mourgue, avenue de I'Opéra, Paris.
1957 Mairie de Barentin.
1958 Galerie Schneider, avenue Matignon, Paris.
1958 Caves de la Tour Eiffel, rue Charles Dickens, Paris.
1959 Scala Nebli, Madrid.
1960 Musée de I'Athdride, Geneve.
1960 Galerie Stoliar, Cannes.
1961 Palais de la Mdditerrande, Nice.
1961 Galerie Cadror, Berne.
1961 Cimaise du Vieux Colombier, Paris.
1962 Dickson Galerie, Washington.
1962 Galerie 16, Saint Antoine, Cannes.