Louis Fernez. Sailboats in Port, painting


Louis FERNEZ (1901-1983)

Voiliers dans un port (Sailboats in Port)

Oil on canvas signed lower right

Height: 46 cm (18 in.) - Width: 41 cm (16 in.)
Frame: 54 x 69 cm (21-1/4 x 27 in.)

Student of Cormon at the Beaux art in Paris and Léon Cauvy. Fernez obtained a scholarship at Casa Velasquez and reside there 1927 -1932. He exhibited in Paris after 1920 at Salon of French Artists and Salon of Autumn which he was member and won the Grand Prize in Algeria in 1926, where he started a career.
Working at the Museum of Algiers, he realized numerous mural compositions for public buildings in Algiers (Assemblées Algériennes, Cité Universitaire de Ben-Aknoun, Lycée Fromentin, Lycée de Kouba et Lycée de Mostaganem [university, high schools]). He was Professor of Fine Arts at Algiers after 1947, as well as Ecole Camondo, Paris.

Bibliography :
-Bénézit and Dictionnaire des peintres de l'Algérie 1830-1962 E Cazenave

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