Clarence Montfort Gihon (1871-1929) was an American painter, illustrator, and theater set designer known for his paintings of Parisian life at the turn of the 20th century. Born in Philadelphia, he received his formal art training in the United States. He later traveled to France to further his studies at the Academie Julian. Upon completing his studies, he exhibited at the Paris Salon. He spent the next 35 years in France, where he was influenced by the French Impressionists. He painted the essence of Parisian life, capturing the wealthy society, beautiful ladies, and shopkeepers. His paintings emphasize color and depict detail in an Impressionistic manner. He exhibited extensively at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, among other institutions.