Ferris was born in New York City in 1916, graduated from Yale in 1939 and Columbia Medical School in 1943. He practiced surgery in New Milford for many years and now lives in Kent.
Ferris was commissioned in the Army on Jan. 5, 1944. He shipped out to France in June of 1944, three weeks after D-Day. He served first as an anesthetist in France and was later made Chief of Anesthesia and promoted to Captain. He was discharged in June 1946.
Captain Ferris’ watercolor paintings from his time in Great Britain and Europe recall the brutality of war.
Also at Washington Art Association, at the same time as the Ferris reception, is an opening reception for “People in Places,” featuring the work of Kathy Schneider of Northampton, Grier Torrence of Farmington and Dena Schutzer of Yonkers, N.Y.
Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10 a..m. to 5 p.m. Details: http://www.washingtonartassociation.org.