Henri Fehr, not to be confused with the British artist Henry Charles Fehr, was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1890, the same city where he would die in 1974. It seems though that in the intervening years he spent a great deal of time in France. This is assumed as the vast majority of his work that appears on the art market emanates from Paris.
Above all, Henri Fehr was a painter of women. Working in oils, watercolors, pastels and crayon his delicate depictions of the female form are both sensitive and beautifully drawn.
This attractive example of his work can be dated to around 1935. Other works by Fehr can be seen in the permanent collection of the Musée des Beaux Arts in the Swiss town of Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel.