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Achille Emile Othon Friesz

Achille Emile Othon Friesz

Nationality: French

Birth Place: Le Havre (Seine-Maritime, Département de la, Haute-Normandie, France)

Early in his career, Othon Friesz defined himself as a Fauve painter together with such colleagues as Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, and André Derain, whose compositions with bold, primary colors and flattened forms influenced successive generations of modernist artists. After World War I, however, Friesz yearned for a return to the traditional painting tenets that he had learned in art school in Le Havre: solid volumes, spatial separation of planes, and more subdued color. It was while vacationing in Dinan and Saint-Malo in Brittany in 1935-36, that Friesz hiked along the Rance, a local river, and encountered an ideal setting for his naturalistic landscapes. These later paintings share key features, notably a palette of earth-tone greens and tans, energized brushwork, and a balanced composition where a dense screen of trees weights bands of water and sky.


Achille Emile Othon Friesz Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
ACHILLE EMILE OTHON FRIESZ (French, 1879-1949) La Rance, 1936 Oil on canvas 21 x 25-1/2 inches (53.3 x 64.8 cm) Sign
ACHILLE EMILE OTHON FRIESZ (French, 1879-1949)La Rance, 1936Oil on canvas21 x 25-1/2 inches (53.3 x 64.8 cm)Sign...
Lot 66065
Auction 5139
Saturday, June 15, 2013
ACHILLE EMILE OTHON FRIESZ (French, 1879-1949) Paysage, circa 1924 Oil on canvas 25-1/2 x 31-3/4 inches (64.8 x 80.6
ACHILLE EMILE OTHON FRIESZ (French, 1879-1949)Paysage, circa 1924Oil on canvas25-1/2 x 31-3/4 inches (64.8 x 80.6 ...
Lot 72048
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012
ACHILLE EMILE OTHON FRIESZ (French, 1879-1949) Valley of the Meuse, 1925 Watercolor on paper 12-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (
ACHILLE EMILE OTHON FRIESZ (French, 1879-1949)Valley of the Meuse, 1925Watercolor on paper12-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches (...
Lot 64111
Auction 5096
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Achille Emile Othon Friesz (French, 1879-1949) The Bathers, 1923 Watercolor and pencil on paper 15-3/4 x 18-3/4 inche
Achille Emile Othon Friesz (French, 1879-1949)The Bathers, 1923Watercolor and pencil on paper15-3/4 x 18-3/4 inche...
Lot 12117
Auction 191709
Thursday, April 6, 2017

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