Henri Malacon 1876-1960

henri malacon
Still life with Cyclamen
Oil on canvas, signed, 64 x 53cm


Henri Malançon was born in Paris in 1876. After his military service in 1904, he joined the Julian Academy, where he studied painting. He stayed there for two years and become friendly with Yves Alix, Pierre Bompard, sculptor Vigoureux, Maurice Savin, Souverbie, Georges Braque, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Frédéric Deshayes, La Fresnaye, Legueult and André Lhote. On Braque’s advice, he pursued his studies, from 1905 to 1914, in the Humbert Academy.
After World War I, in which he was called up for military service, Malançon began his painting career, focussing on the landscapes of Brittany and Normandy.
In 1930, he organised, in the Eugène Druet gallery, a personal exposition of 25 paintings, with critic Louis Vauxcelles quoting ‘His consents, with a unique and precious harmony, the firmness of his construction, are of its own.’ Malançon often left Paris, to paint in Céret, Saint-Tropez, in Camac (where Bompart joined him), Pont-l’Abbé, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Gargilesse in Creuse.
He died in 1960.