Virginia museum displays paintings of aviation combat artist

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A museum in Virginia is displaying the paintings of an aviation combat artist from World War I.

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk said in a statement that it started showing the paintings of Henri Farré in late September. They’ll be on display until late January.

The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The French artist is said to be the first to experience war in the air and depict it on canvas.

The exhibit includes more than 20 paintings and other materials regarding the early days of combat aviation. A scale model of a French fighter plane will be on display in early November.

The Chrysler Museum is presenting the exhibit in partnership with the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach.

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