Paris in Painting by French Artist Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988)
Born in France in a small village, Antoine Blanchard (Marcel Masson) was studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rennes where he learned sculpture and drawing. Upon graduating, Antoine received Le Prix du Ministre, the schools highest award. He moved to Paris in 1932 and enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
In 1939 the artist got married and the same year he was called up for military service; he returned to his art only in 1942.