French Artist (1847 - 1914)
'Oriental Woman with Shawl'
Oil on cardboard
6.5 x 11.5 in.
Musee du Petit Palais, Paris, France
'Sainte Agnes Martyre', Musee des Beaux Arts de Rouen, France
'David Vainqueur de Goliath',
Musee de Nimes, France
Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Musee d'Algers, Algeria
Munich Art Museum, Germany
Ferrier was a French artist who won the coveted Prix de Rome in 1872, followed by awards in 1876 and 1878. He won a Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889, and the Medal of Honor in 1903. He was awarded the prestigious Officier de la Legion d'Honneur and became a Professor and Member of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
He decorated the Salle des Fetes in the Hotel de Ville de Paris with four panels inspired by the XVIII century Italian theme of flowers and perfume, as well as the dining rooms of the Hotel de l'Ermitage in Monte-Carlo and that of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. His frescoes are done in the tradition of Tiepolo, which he executed with brio.