Sky Fighters of France Exhibit Program (Farré)

"Sky Fighters of France" was an exhibit of works by Lieutenant Henri Farré. It consisted of paintings portraying air battles that Farré actually observed or took part in during World War I. Prior to the war, Farré had been a painter, exhibiting his work at the Salon every year from 1896 to the outbreak of the first World War. At that time, he offered his services to France and was eventually promoted to the rank of Observer-Bombardier, a role which provided him with the subject matter of his paintings. An exhibit, "Sky Fighters of France," was sent to the United States by the French government with the intention of showing it in all of the large cities of this country; the proceeds of the exhibition went to the children of French aviators killed in action.