biography of Andre GISSON (1928-2003)

Birth place: Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Painter

Comments: All contemporary sources cite AndrĂˆ Gisson as a French painter born in 1910; however, he is actually an American. As a struggling young impressionist painter growing up in Brooklyn, he decided that by adopting a French name (changed from Gittelman to Gisson) and setting back his birth date he would enhance his chances for success.

Sources: info courtesy Vam Lember, Centurion Gal., Chicago.