Salon de San Francisco

Salon de San Francisco

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The first art salon opened in 1667 in Paris and was named "Salon de Paris.ย ย 

Organized by the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture (and later by the Academy of Fine Arts), the Salon de Paris wasย originally intended to display the work of recent graduates from French art schools. While sponsored by French royalty, it was open to the public. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Salon became the most significant art exhibit in France and the Western world.ย 

The Salon exhibited paintings floor-to-ceiling, making use of every single inch of space.ย  For example, at the 1761 Salon, 33 painters, 9 sculptors, and 11 engravers displayed their work.ย  Since then, the "salon-style hang" has been referred to as that style of hanging artwork that is tightly squeezed together.

Our current exhibit, the 'Salon de San Francisco,' is a global celebration that pays homage to the original Salon de Paris.ย  We proudly present 11 contemporary artists from Chile, South Africa, Armenia, Israel, Iceland, Japan, Ukraine, Nepal, and the Republic of Georgia, representing a diverse range of artistic perspectives.ย  Unlike the Salon de Paris, which exclusively featured French artists, our Salon de San Francisco is a melting pot of talent from 9 different countries.

Our aspiration is for the Salon de San Francisco to become a cherished annual event, a platform for the continuous discovery and appreciation of contemporary international art. We look forward to expanding our collection and featuring more carefully curated artists in the years to come.


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