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John Ferren

 (1905 - 1970)
John Millard Ferren was active/lived in New York, California, Oregon / France.  John Ferren is known for abstract expression, figure, still life.

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John Ferren


Born in Pendleton, OR on Oct. 17, 1905, the son of an Army officer. Shortly after his birth, Ferren lived in various parts of the Northwest with his family. Several years were spent in San Francisco and Los Angeles where he graduated from Polytechnic High School. In 1925 he returned to San Francisco and studied briefly at the CSFA. While apprenticed to a local stone cutter, he began modeling portrait heads in clay and plasticene. During a trip to Europe he met artist Hans Hofmann who influenced him to become a painter. While in Paris he studied at Académies de la Grande Chaumière, Colarossi, and the Sorbonne, and had further study at the University of Florence. Returning to San Francisco in 1930, Ferren abandoned sculpture for painti

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; Who's Who in American Art 1936-66.

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About  John Ferren

Born:  1905 - Pendleton, Oregon
Died:   1970 - Southampton, New York
Known for:  abstract expression, figure, still life