Jean Montémont . A simple man. Maybe someone who was shy but without any vanity effect and who runs away from the noise and the agitation of the crowd, does not intend his passage of life as a race where the skills replace work and his own gift.

Jean Montémont , the man whose each work is a love song, a faith act.

Jean Montémont was born at Rupt sur Moselle on February th 22nd 1913. A city who the Moselle, which according to Maurice Barrès is young and dynamic.

      His paternal grandmother : Marie-Rose Philippine Perrin is the daughter of Lucien Perrin (1831 -  1905), born at "Au-Dessus-de-Rupt", painter of great talent.

Jean Montémont in Front
of one his Works

His father : Adrien Montémont(1881-1948) was born at Au-Dessus-de-Rupt, son of Jules Montémont, well-known geometrician and very appreciated from the local industrialists who entrust the plans of their factory to him.
Married to Jeanne Pierrel from Le Thillot in 1911, he is a director of weaving in Rupt, then cotton-broker in Remiremont since 1919.

Married to Jeanne Pierrel from Le Thillot in 1911, he is a director of weaving in Rupt, then cotton-broker in Remiremont since 1919.



After the war, the family left Rupt and went to Remiremont where Jean’s father was a cotton broker. Remiremont one of the most beautiful city in the Vosges, built in the footpad of Parmont.

Jean was in the educational Establishment “Jules Méline” where he succeeded his Baccalaureate on July 1931, that is to say the year where he obtained the second prize for the competitive examination. He performed several drawings but he was attracted by the pastel.

 His successive hit parades show that he was a studious pupil whose artistic vocation becomes wider until he was awarded in 1931 the prize for the competitive examination. He was given this prize on June 28th in Paris by the President of the Republic Paul Doumer.

It should be added that Jean Montémont and the writer Albert Montémont has a common ascent. Is it necessary to see in these family memberships the advertisement of a particular gift?
« Already child, Jean testifies to the exceptional abilities for the drawing but it is at the college of Remiremont that its aptitudes for pictorial art are appear ».A genealogy of Montémont  very documented is with being read on the site of Jean Montémont (related with our painter).
 

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