Henri Farré and the Birth of Combat Aviation
September 28, 2018 — January 27, 2019
Second Floor, Focus Gallery
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.
Henri Farré (French 1871−1934)
British Handley-Page Bomber, 1918
Oil on canvas
Collection of the Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, VA.
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.