Girard, Daniel

Daniel Girard was born March 9, 1890 in Paris where he made his home as a painter and engraver. Girard received a degree from the University of Paris as well as a diploma from the University of Cambridge. He served in the 28th infantry regiment of the French army and received the following awards and medals: Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre 1914-1918; Appelé au Service 1911 and 1913; Blessure de guerre, demobilize aout 1919; Officier des Palmes Academiques; Medaille d’Argent de l’Education Physique; Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Artistic Activities:

  • President of the Salon d’Hiver
  • Vice president and Secretary General of the Federation of the Society of Graphic Arts
  • Vice president and Secretary General of the National Syndicate of Artists
  • Member of the Conseil d’ Administration de l’Entr’aide des Travailleurs Intellectuels
  • Member of the Counsel for Administration of the Artists Cooperative
  • Secretary General of the Society of Engravers of l’Eau-Forte
  • Delegate of Conseil Superieur de la Confederation des Travailleurs Intellectuels
  • Delagate of Conseil Superieur de Travail du Ministere du Travail
  • Member of the Salon d’Hiver
  • Member Hors-Concours des Artistes Francais
  • Member of the “Samothrace”
  • Member of Graveurs a l’Eau-Forte

Expositions:

  • Salon d’ Automne
  • Salon des Tuileries
  • Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture a l’Eau

Medals:

  • Silver medal, Exposition of 1937
  • Silver medal, de la Ville de Paris 1958
  • Taylor prize 1957
  • Gold medal, Artistes Francais 1958
  • Museums and Collections:
  • Many purchases by the city of Paris and the French government
  • Suite de gravures de Paris au Musee Carnavalet
  • Dessins et gravures au Musee d’ Epernay
  • Nombreuses expositions particulieres
  • Girard illustrated more than seventy works of art for the following authors:
  • Ferroud, Pichon, Kieffer, Piazza, Morance, Cyral, Laurens, Sudel, Gilbert, Glomeau, Bouvin, and Hachette.
  • Girard authored the following:
  • Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde
  • De Saint Louis a Lyautey
  • Contes et Legendes du Moyen-Age
  • Many short stories published in magazines

Testimonials

As an art dealer/broker/consultant for many years, I write this recommendation for Solomon Cohen with utmost appreciation for, and confidence in, his service as a conservator of fine art and for his acumen as an appraiser.

My experience working with Mr. Cohen encompasses approximately eight (8) years now. He has performed every challenge I brought to him with absolute professionalism, courtesy, timeliness and impeccable technical skill. In addition, he is a scholar, poet, researcher, a noteworthy artist himself, and the absolute gentleman. All of these elements are incorporated into his analysis of a project, and then literally into the working situation of restoring the work to its original state and/or intent of the work of art itself.

Further, I do not hesitate to refer Mr. Cohen directly to my clients for their art requirements, either for restoration or appraisal services. He has proven to be entirely trustworthy and reliable in each situation. I am comfortable knowing that all of my clients needs are handled with the same care and excellence of service without deference to actual value.

For any additional information, please feel free to contact me.

Miki G. Kazmarek
Gallery La Scala