Sky Fighters of France Exhibit Program (Farré)

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0048
Creators:
Farré, Henry
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the Washington, DC program for the exhibit, "Sky Fighters of France." Displayed in the galleries of the Ladies of the Washington Club, the exhibit was shown in Washington from April 24 to April 29 (year unknown, but not prior to 1917). This program includes an introduction, nineteen black and white images of Farré's paintings and portraits, a description of 176 of his works, photographic images of some of the sky fighters of France, and an article entitled, "With the Sky Fighters of France" by Farré.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
"Sky Fighters of France" was an exhibit of works by Lieutenant Henri Farré. It consisted of paintings portraying air battles that Farré actually observed or took part in during World War I. Prior to the war, Farré had been a painter, exhibiting his work at the Salon every year from 1896 to the outbreak of the first World War. At that time, he offered his services to France and was eventually promoted to the rank of Observer-Bombardier, a role which provided him with the subject matter of his paintings. An exhibit, "Sky Fighters of France," was sent to the United States by the French government with the intention of showing it in all of the large cities of this country; the proceeds of the exhibition went to the children of French aviators killed in action.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Sue McLaughlin, Gift, 2002

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Sky Fighters of France Exhibit Program (Farré), Accession 2002-0048, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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