Fernand Piet (1869 - 1942)

“Nina Senf avec dandy”
(scribled on the back in pencil)

Fernand Piet was a student of Eugène Carrière, Fernand Cormon and Alfred Roll.

At the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon des artistes français he exhibited his canvases and engravings of landscapes of Brittany. Holland and the South, and representations of common scenes: parks, children, markets. Piet is also the author of numerous female nudes and rare seascapes.

The economic wealth that his family provides him and the fortunate financial speculations on the Stock Exchange, allow him to lead a comfortable social life with his friends Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scevola, Edmond Lempereur and Jean-Louis Forain.

In 1905 he became with Paul Signac deputy director of the Salon des Indépendants.

In 1910 he received the honor of the Order of Academic Palms. Between 1985 and 2003, 8 sales at the Hôtel Drouot dispersed Piet's atelier. (Source: Wikipedia)

Below, some examples of his drawings.