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Henri Farre (Illinois/France, 1871-1934) impressionistic oil on canvas painting depicting a Chicago street scene. Three skyscrapers, including the Chrysler Building, are visible in the background, under a blue partly cloudy sky. The street in the foreground contains pedestrians and 1930s era automobiles. Signed "HFarre" preceded by a two digit number (illegible) lower right. Housed in a carved rococo style giltwood frame with pierced centers and corners, an off white linen liner, and a giltwood fillet. Sight: 38 3/4" H x 28 1/2" W. Framed: 47 5/8" H x 37 3/4" W. Biography: Henri Farre gained international fame for being the first artist to capture a first hand view of aerial combat during World War I, which he did as an observer bombadier, producing a series of more than 170 aviation paintings. However, the French born artist was classically trained and also produced a number of portraits, landscapes and still lifes. He attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and studied with Gustave Moreau. Farre exhibited regularly in the Paris Salons and lived for awhile in Buenos Aires prior to World War I. After the war, Farre moved to Chicago, where he resumed painting more traditional subjects. The Estate of James W. Perkins, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall very good condition.