Salon des arts menagers – 1955
by Jacques Martin-Ferrieres


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Country of origin: France

Medium: Oil on original canvas

Signed: Signed & dated lower right

Dated: 1955

Condition: Excellent original condition

Size: 47.50" x 39.50" (120.7cm x 100.3cm)

Provenance: Private french collection
Exhibited at the Paris Salon 1955 (remnants of label verso)

Further information

The Salon des arts ménagers (SAM; Household Arts Show) was an annual exhibition in Paris of domestic appliances, furniture and home designs. It was first held as the Salon des appareils ménagers (Home Appliances Fair) in 1923, with 100,000 visitors. By the 1950s each exhibition attracted up to 1.4 million visitors.

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Artist biography

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Jacques Martin-Ferrières was a pupil of his father Henri Martin as well as Cormon, Ernest Laurent. He exhibited in Paris, at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a member and where he was declared hors-concours. At the Salon he received a mention in 1920, a silver medal in 1923 and a travel scholarship in 1924. He won the Prix National in 1925, and gold medal and the Institute's Prix Legay-Lebrun in 1928.


In 1965 he gave an exhibition of Venice landscapes and snowscapes. Thick layers of superimposed paint were used to animate the surface of his works and gave the effect of glittering light.

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