Larry Decuers presents “The Life and Work of Guy de Montlaur”
Join Curator Larry Decuers for a walk-through of the special exhibit In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur. Attendees will hear fascinating details about French fine-art painter and WWII Free French Commando Guy de Montlaur’s life and work.
The special exhibit In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur, on view in The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery through October 20, 2019, examines the life and work of a French fine-art painter who fought Nazis on several battlegrounds, surviving hand-to-hand combat as a member of the French army at the onset of World War II then the perils of Sword Beach with the Free French Commandos on June 6, 1944. Guy de Montlaur, who suffered multiple wounds in combat that he carried for the rest of his life, channeled his wartime experiences into art, creating vivid abstract paintings until his death at age 58 in 1977.
Lunchbox Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 484.