Félix Ziem, 1821-1911, was a French painter in the style of the Barbizon School. Apart from Venetian scenes, he also painted many still lifes, portraits, and landscapes from a variety of places including Constantinople, Martigues, Cagnes-sur-Mer and his native Burgundy. Félix Ziem paintings were first exhibited in 1849 at the Paris Salon, and he was known to assist struggling young artists. In 1857, the government of France recognized his contribution to the art world by making Félix Ziem a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.