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Biography of Francois Gos (1880 - 1975)

Fran�ois-Marc-Eug�ne Gos, painter, illustrator and posterists, was born in Geneva in 1880, the son of Swiss landscape artist Albert Gos. He studied at Geneva's Ecole des Beaux Arts. During the early years of his career, he worked and studied in both Paris and Munich. His landscape paintings were widely exhibited throughout his career. He also gained fame for his poster designs. Like his father he was a passionate alpinist and illustrated several books on the Alps. His works can be seen today in the major Swiss museums.