ARTS AND CULTURE AT THE CHRYSLER

NOW SHOWING AT THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART IN NORFOLK, VA FROM SEP 28, 2018. – JAN 27, 2019.

Henri Farré documented the birth of military aviation with unusual panache.

Born in France, Henri Farré (1871-1934) trained in Paris and was a successful portrait painter in Buenos Aires before returning home in 1914 to serve his country by painting the Air Force. He flew almost every day and devised dramatic new compositions of airfields, aircraft, and the unprecedented aerial combat of the time.

The Chrysler Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with Henri Farré and the Birth of Combat Aviation. The Chrysler is pleased to collaborate with the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, which owns nearly half of Farré’s combat paintings.

Henri Farré (French 1871−1934)
Captain Guynemer, Killend on the field of honor, 1917
Henri Farré
(French 1871−1934)
Aerial Shooting Range at Cazeaux, n.d.
Oil on canvas Collection of the Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, VA
Henri Farré (French 1871−1934) British Handley-Page Bomber, 1918, Oil on canvas
Collection of the Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, VA