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1895 – 1944

The name Villars is thought to be a pseudonym for the French artist Henry Malfroy, who was born in Martinique on the 15th of January.

He was a Post Impressionist painter who specialised in the topographic subjects of landscapes and seascapes. Although largely focussing on rural scenes, his urban landscapes were centred around the town of Cassis and the street scenes of Paris.

Malfroy travelled a great deal to identify new subjects. He produced a large number of images of the hillsides and ports of Bouches-du-Rhone and of Var.

It is thought he was the son of Charles Malfroy and their work is often confused being similar in nature and subjest matter.

Malfroy exhibited regularly in Paris at the Salon of French Artists and the “Salon des Independants”.

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A Bridge over the River Seine

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Oil on Canvas

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