Jacques Martin- Ferrières (1893–1972), French

Born on August 6, 1893 in Saint-Paul, France. He received his early training from his father Henri Martin (1860-1943), the famous pointillist painter. He also received formal training at the “Ecole des Beaux-Arts” in Paris from Frederic Cormon (1845-1924) but soon escaped from Academic conventions and restraints.

He painted mainly views of the south of France and of Venice where he had several stays. Martin-Ferrières first used his father’s pointillist technique, then widened his brushwork and freed his style in balanced compositions. He used a thick paste worked in superimposed layers. His regular submissions to the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris secured him a success: he was awarded a Mention in 1920, the Silver Medal in 1923, a travelling grant in1924, the National Prize in 1925, the Gold Medal and the Institute Prize in 1928. He was then appointed a member of the jury of the Salon. He exhibited in Paris until 1965.

Jacques Martin-Ferrières visited Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia in 1938. He painted local people in their traditional clothes, local processions, and town center scenes. He made at least one painting in Ohrid in 1938 entitled: “Le marche a Ochrida”, sold by Christie’s New York on 2-Oct-1991 (lot number 98) for 15, 376 euro. Also, a painting called “Femmes Yougoslaves au marche” which strongly resembles to Ohrid city scene was on sale by the auction house Artcurial, Paris on 16-Aug 2007 (lot number 122) with price estimation of 4000 euro.

The painting “Marche aux Fiancailles a Ochrid” was sold by Auction House Clarke , Larchmont, NY 10538 on 17th June 2018 ( lot number 76) for 4200$. ( provenance : Petit Palais Musee, Geneva, with certificate of Oscar Ghez, President Petit Palais Muse, Geneva from June 12 1972)

Jacques Martin Ferrières 1892-1972 Yugoslavian women on the market - oil on canvas
Jacques Martin Ferrières 1892-1972 Marche aux Fiancailles a Ochrid - oil on canvas
Jacques Martin Ferrières 1892-1972

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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