BIVA Henri


Oil on panel: 54.5 x 34 cm / 21.4 x 13.3 ins
Signed lower left

Painter of landscapes, still lifes and flowers; watercolourist and painter of pastels.

Henri Biva studied under Alexandre Nozal and Léon Tanzi (1846-1913). He exhibited in 1896 “Street in Ville-d’Avray”, “Night and Roses” and “Wallflowers of Nice” at the Exposition de Blanc et Noir.  He also exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, notably in 1900, 1903, 1904 and 1905.

For his landscapes and flowers he was awarded an honourable mention in 1892, a third-class medal in 1895, a second-class medal, which put him hors-concours (out of competition selections), in 1896 and a bronze medal in 1900. That same year he was made Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.

Paris 1848 - 1928
French School

Bayeux - Roanne - St. Nazaire - Paris

E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 2, p. 545.