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Frederick Carl Frieseke

Frederick Carl Frieseke


Nationality: American

Birth Place: Owosso (Shiawassee county, Michigan, United States)

Lured from Paris in 1906 by his fellow American expatriate friends Frederick MacMonnies and Stanton Young, Frederick Frieseke and his new bride, Sadie, moved to Giverny, the site of Claude Monet's famous house and gardens around which an Impressionist art colony had been growing for two decades. The culture of Giverny was decidedly leisured and bucolic: the Friesekes played tennis, took tea, boated, strolled along country paths, and attended music parties with a whole host of American artists, including the Ernest Blumenscheins, Theodore Butler, the Karl Buehrs, the Henry Hubells, Lawton Parker, and the Guy Roses. Captivated by Monet's gardens, Frederick and Sadie also spent time shaping their own a sumptuous garden, which they organized by color and texture in order to inspire Frieseke's Impressionist paintings; here, carefully placed green lawn furniture, complementing their yellow house, welcomed guests and models alike.

In this artful Giverny environment, two major shifts occurred in Frieseke's work: first, he abandoned the tonal "color fields" of his Whistler-esque Paris paintings in favor of a more vivid Impressionist palette and broken brushwork. Second, he began painting en plein air, experimenting with the effects of sunlight on his female models, both clothed and unclothed, whom he placed in gardens, on riverbanks, and in boats.


Frederick Carl Frieseke Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE (American 1874-1939) Reclining Nude Oil on canvas 19.75in. x 24in. Signed lower right  Bri
FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE (American 1874-1939)Reclining NudeOil on canvas19.75in. x 24in.Signed lower rightBri...
Lot 30382
Auction 621
Friday, November 18, 2005
FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE (American, 1874-1939) Cows at Noon, 1924 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm) Signe
FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE (American, 1874-1939)Cows at Noon, 1924Oil on canvas20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)Signe...
Lot 70210
Auction 5174
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939) Floral Still Life Oil on canvas 24 x 19-3/4 inches (61.0 x 50.2 cm) Si
Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939)Floral Still LifeOil on canvas24 x 19-3/4 inches (61.0 x 50.2 cm)Si...
Lot 68071
Auction 5227
Monday, November 16, 2015
FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE (American, 1874-1939) Nude, 1920 Watercolor on paper 8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches (22.2 x 29.8 cm)
FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE (American, 1874-1939)Nude, 1920Watercolor on paper8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches (22.2 x 29.8 cm)...
Lot 64267
Auction 5096
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE (American, 1874-1939) Reading in the Garden, 1921 Watercolor and charcoal on paper 11-1/4 x 8
FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE (American, 1874-1939)Reading in the Garden, 1921Watercolor and charcoal on paper11-1/4 x 8...
Lot 79165
Auction 5035
Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939) Girl with a Basket of Ribbons, painted by 1915 Oil on panel 31-3/4 x 25...
Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939) Girl with a Basket of Ribbons, painted by 1915 Oil on panel 31-3/4 x 25... (1)

Auction 5351
Friday, May 4, 2018

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