Paul Crotto was born on 24th October 1922 in New York.

He studied at the Art Student League at New York, in Peking and received a scholarship to attend the Academie des Beaux Arts in Florence, Italy. He returned to Paris in 1949 and worked together with Fernand Leger.

Being member of the ” Salon de la Jeune Peinture ” (Salon of young painters ) he exhibits his works also at the ” Salon National des Beaux Arts ” ” Salon du Prix Othon-Friez ” and the Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture a l`Eau ( Salon of design and watercolors)

In 1963 he was awarded the ” Prix International de Peinture de Villeneuve-sur-Lot.

The artist participated in many exhibitions in France and other countries the Obelisk Gallery in Boston exhibited his works permanently.


  • Galerie Jeanne Castel, Paris 1961
  • Galerie Jeanne Castel, Paris 1962
  • Galerie Blanche, Stockholm 1963
  • Salle Georges-Leygues, Villeneuve-sur-Lot 1963
  • Galerie Rene Drouet, Paris 1964
  • Museum of International Art in San Francisco 1965
  • Galerie Grave, Munich 1966
  • Galerie Grave, Munich 1967


Since 1986, I have known and worked with Solomon cohen both on a personal and professional basis. During these years, I have ben his mentor, imparting my knowledge and expertise of the artists Antonio Cortès, Edoaurd Cortès, Laloue, dyf and Loir. As a result, I am completely confident of Solomon's ability in executing an accurate authentification of their work.

David Klein
Klein Art Gallery