The Akos Biro (1911-2002) Atelier Collection, from which this oil painting comes, was sold at Millon, Paris on 25 April 2015. The collection included oil paintings, drawings, watercolors and gouaches that the artist had created over decades. This lovely post-WWII Expressionism-influenced sunset landscape is approximately 23 cm by 24 cm, and was painted in the 1950s. The Millon Atelier sale stamp is on the back of the canvas. The canvas is unstretched and there are tiny pinholes to the corners, most likely the canvas was pinned on a wall to hold it in place. There is some wear to the edges, but this would be covered by framing. From Millon’s website: Akos Biro was in important Expressionist and Surrealist artist who was the best of friends with Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). (Please see our Cocteau drawing for sale). Biro exhibited widely and to much acclaim. He originally trained at the school of fine art in Budapest from 1931 onwards. In 1933 he was admitted to the Hungarian College in Rome. Struggling for many years, he spent time in Paris between 1935 and 1939, taking part time jobs and supplementing his income by doing sketches on the terraces of La Rotonde, Le Dome and La Couple, the famous artist-cafes of Paris frequented in earlier years by many of the greats. Biro was an experimental artist, he could never come to terms with how some painters claimed to have found their style by repeatedly copying themselves. He went through various stages, each bringing him different experiences and pleasures. Influenced for some years by the teachings of Ghandi, he made numerous society contacts worldwide and his work hangs in many important collections.