* 10 February 1900 in Metz (Lorraine); † 28 December 1975 in Munich
German painter and film architect
Gabriel Pellon’s painting refers to an imperfect and puzzling world, without existential safety and with lonely people. As a start, Pellon does an apprenticeship as scene painter. After World War I, together with his father, he flees the native Lorraine and goes to Berlin. Here, he earns his living as a scene painter and takes part in the Dadaist movement. He creates a series of “magic pages”. He presents some of these works in 1924 at a November-Group exhibition and at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition, where he had participated for the first time a year earlier. When Hitler’s dictatorship begins, he discontinues his artistic activities and works, up to 1945, exclusively as a film architect. solely. In 1944, an air raid on Berlin destroys a major part of his works. After World War II, in West Germany, Pellon continues to work for feature films. In the early fifties, he turns again to painting, with abstract compositions. In 1956 he has a solo exhibition in the West Berlin gallery Springer. In 1958 and 1960 he is present at the 8th and 10th exhibitions of the German Artists’ Union. The gallery Carroll in Munich stages a solo exhibition for him in 1966. In the late sixties, Pellon’s paintings are inspired by Surrealism. In 1994, the Munich gallery Bernd Dürr exhibits his later artistic work.