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Andre Gisson

 (1921 - 2003)
Andre (Gittelson) Gisson was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / France.  Andre Gisson is known for landscape, still life, portrait and figure painting.

Andre Gisson

Many sources cite Andre Gisson as a French painter, but in fact he was a struggling painter in New York City who decided to enhance his reputation by claiming he was French and born earlier (1910) to be more closely aligned with the founders of the Impressionist movement.  His real name, according to his son-in-law, Anthony Winston, was Anders Gittelson.

Following is an obituary of the artist from the New York Times Classifieds, 8/24/2003:

GITTELSON--Anders.  A leading American Realist painter, he died on July 28 in Atlanta after a long illness.  He was 81.  Gittelson, whose brush name was Gisson, was born in 1921 in Brooklyn.  He graduated from the Pratt Institute and was a Captain i  ...  Displaying 750 of 6240 characters.

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About  Andre Gisson

Born:  1921 - Brooklyn, New York
Died:   2003 - Atlanta, Georgia
Known for:  landscape, still life, portrait and figure painting