A prominent French artist, François Stahly was born in Germany and grew up in Switzerland, where he attended art school. He moved to France in 1931, where he studied under Arstide Maillol at the Academie Ranson. He established an international reputation, and spent time in the US teaching, working on commissions and lecturing at Harvard University, Stanford University and UC Berkeley. Stahly would spend the rest of his career in France, exhibiting regularly in several salons in Paris, throughout Europe and in Tokyo. Stahly’s work has been exhibited at the Tate Gallery, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris; and can be seen in public spaces worldwide. Major awards include the Milan Triennial and the Sao Paulo Biennale.