Ziem, Félix François

BORN 25 Feb 1821, Beaune, Côte d'Or - DIED 11 Nov 1911, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 93)

Son of a Croatian father and a French mother. He studied at the École d'Architecture et des Beaux Arts at Dijonm where he won second prize in 1839 for architecture and drawing.

In 1842 he travelled to Rome and then Venice, where he go for a few months every year. He also visited Greece, Turkey, Russia, Belgium, Holland, England en Egypt. Eventually he had five homes, in Venice, Martigues, Nice, Paris and Barbizon.

From 1849 onwards he exhibited at the Salon in Paris. Through the years he made thousands of painings, among them landscapes, portraits, historical scenes and Orientalist subjects. By 1857 he was financially successful and in that year he was created Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

He was always helping young and poor artists and even founded a home for the blind. In 1908 he became Commandeur of the Legion of Honor. At his death he left many works to the city of Paris.


The grave of Félix François Ziem at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Félix ZIEM - Les Maîtres Provençaux sont sur ARTISTES PROVENÇAUX

Ziffer-Teschenbruck, Mano

Published: 20 Oct 2007
Last update: 26 Jan 2022