"Paris - Antoine Ferrari (1910-1995)"An oil on canvas measuring 65x54 cm (without the frame montparnasse) representing the square of Antwerp in Paris around 1927 signed lower right by Antoine Ferrari (1910-1995)
Antoine Ferrari is a French painter born February 1, 1910 in Marseille and died on July 1, 1995 in the same city. 1910: Antoine Ferrari and his twin sister Mireille are born in Marseille. His family lives at 3 bd Salvator. His desire to paint begins at the age of 15. 1926: he paints his first paintings. 1927: he goes to Paris and frequents the painters of Montparnasse. Encouraged by Kees van Dongen, he exhibited at the autumn salon of 1927. 1930: grant from the city of Marseille to attend the courses of the School of Fine Arts in Paris. 1932: Stanislas Torrents Prize. Meeting with the painters Ambrogiani, Serra, Mandin, who will remain his friends throughout his life. 1933: 1st Alexis Jouvène gallery exhibition. 1934: marriage with Blanche who will remain all his life his most ardent defender. Antoine and Blanche did not have children. 1936: price Claverie. 1937: price of the villa Abd-el-Tif, he will stay in Algeria beyond the two years of accommodation granted by the price. Because of war he will return to France only five years later. 1948-1950: close collaboration with André Maurice, who regularly exhibits in his gallery. 1950: exhibition gallery Da Silva. 1951: prize of the Ricard foundation. 1953-1954: gallery exhibition Galibert then Merenciano. 1955-1968: divided between Paris and Marseille. 1968: definitive return to the shores of Lacydon, Cours d'Estienne d'Orves currently 6 courses Jean Ballard. Year of intense creation he painted many landscapes. 1975: Exhibition at the Old Charity. 160 major works will be exhibited. 1980-1988: regularly exhibits Jouvène Gallery. 1989-1995 Ferrari withdraws slowly, producing only rare works. A traffic accident puts an end to an entire life of creation turned towards painting. 1995 death of Antoine Ferrari.