Selected Artists
Felix Ziem

"Venetian Scene" ca. 1860

Owner: The Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Before Treatment

After Treatment

Felix Ziem was born in France on the 26th of February, 1821. Originally he studied to be an architect at the School of Architecture in Dijon. In 1842, he traveled to Italy and visited Rome and Venice, which was to become the principal subject of his later paintings. Ziem exhibited for the first time at the Paris Salon in 1849 and remained a frequent exhibitor there until 1868, with Constantinople and Venice as his favorite subjects. He also taught and, surprisingly, in 1864 Princess (later Queen) Victoria was one of his pupils. He resumed exhibiting regularly at the Salon from 1888, with a much more impressionist style, concentrating on dramatic skies full of color and light. He received numerous honors and medals for his work and was awarded the Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1857. He died in Paris on the 10th of November, 1911, leaving part of the contents of his studio to the City of Paris. His work was highly collected by Mrs. Isabella Stuart Gardner whose museum holds numerous etchings and paintings from his hand.



Barry Bauman Conservation
Contact: Mr. Barry Bauman
1122 N. Jackson Ave., River Forest, IL. 60305
Ph.(708)771-0382  Fax.(708)771-1532