"AU HOTEL DROUOT"
OIL ON PANEL, SIGNED
25.5 X 21.25 INCHES
Henri Farge was born in January 1884 in Paris. He worked as a painter, engraver, and illustrator depicting figure and genre scenes. Farge studied for five years in Venice and Rome. In Paris, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he won a silver medal in 1966. He also illustrated books by Claude Farrere, including L’Homme qui assassina (The Man Who Killed), Devambez (1926), and Pierre Loti.
Farge’s painting, proof of lively powers of observation, depicts picturesque scenes that are a testimony to the times and places that inspired them: Deauville in 1925, Paris in 1930, and the Holy Year in Rome in 1950. He also painted music halls, art galleries, views of Paris and Venice, and, generally speaking, crowds.
Farge died in 1970.
Farge is listed in the Benezit Dictionary of Artists and his work has sold at auction since 1969.