(1890 - 1980)
George Émile Capon was active/lived in Illinois / France. George Capon is known for mod figure, genre and portrait painting.
Georges Capon was born in Paris, France in 1890. He studied at l'École Germain Pilon.
was a painter of Montmartre. He exhibited regularly at the Salon
D'Automne, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, and the Salon des
Tuileries. He was mobilized in World War One and served
throughout the war.
Capon exhibited his work for many years in
solo exhibitions at the Galerie Berthe Weill on the Rue Lafitte, in
Paris. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1931.
Capon's work is distinguished by its sometimes satirical depictions of his subjects.
technique and style define his body of work. Like his friends Dufy,
Gromaire and Savin, he captured the cafes and nightclubs along with
urban and country landscapes. He was also known to have been
friends with Jacques Wolf and Cubist painter Pierre Hodé.