This is a story of a man and a woman with vastly different backgrounds who overcame obstacles and created art and living experience. Leslie Snow was a dancer, painter, and poet; Louis Féron was a goldsmith, jeweler, and sculptor. A Voyage Remembered chronicles the fascinating lives of these two distinguished artists, their international journeys, their connections with famed artists, individuals, and patrons, and their thirty-six years of marriage. Louis and Leslie believed the mind and feeling must be united to be free, and to be free is the greatest quality that exists.
Art historians, art enthusiasts, and readers with an interest in the history of twentieth-century France, Costa Rica, and New York City will enjoy reading about and the notable persons and places described and will revel in the gorgeous and award-winning works of Féron that are depicted and found in the collections of the Currier Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
“[Féron] is a true professional at an exacting craft and a robust enthusiast for it…he regards his work in a sense as a natural human activity, like eating or sleeping…”
—David S. Brooke, former director of the Currier Museum of Art, from the 1977 Louis Féron exhibition catalog
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About the Author
LESLIE SNOW grew up in South Orange, New Jersey and spent the years 1950–1963 performing with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Charles Weidman Dance Company, and the Mime Theater of Étienne Decroux. She has published two other books, Leslie Snow Paintings and Drawings and Poems of Leslie Snow. She currently resides in New Hampshire. LOUIS FÉRON (1901–1998) was a world-class goldsmith, jeweler, and sculptor, trained in Paris as gold and silversmith winning the title “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in 1933.
Table of Contents
PART 1: MEMOIRS OF LESLIE SNOW
A Beam of Light
Power of Mime
PART 2: THE MEMOIRS OF LOUIS FÉRON
Louis Féron—Curriculum Vitae
Black and White Photo Gallery
Beginnings in Rouen
Resolution and Departure
Gaullists in Mexico and the Personalities of San José
Fine Art Color Photo Gallery
PART 3: A VOYAGE REMEMBERED
Leslie Snow’s Reflection
Poetry of Leslie Snow