biography of Frederick Carl FRIESEKE (1874-1939)

Birth place: Owosso, MI

Death place: France

Addresses: Paris, Raspail, France; NYC

Profession: Painter, mural painter

Studied: AIC; ASL; Académie Julian, Paris with J.P. Laurens and B. Constant, 1897-98; also with Whistler in Paris; Modern Gallery, Munich

Exhibited: SNBA, 1899; PAFA, 1902-37 (gold medal, 1913); St. Louis Expo, 1904 (medal); Munich, 1904 (gold); Corcoran Gal., 1908-39 (4th prize, 1908; bronze medal, 1928; silver medal, 1935); Pan-Pacific Expo, 1915 (Grand Prize); AIC, 1916 (medal & prize), 1920 (2 gold medals); Phila. AC,1922 (gold medal)

Member: ANA, 1912; NA, 1914; Scarab Club, Detroit; Soc. Nat. des Beaux-Arts; Paris AAA; Int. Soc. AL; NYWCC; Grand Central Art Gal.; Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France.

Work: Luxembourg Mus.; MMA; AIC; Minneapolis IA; Telfair Acad., Savannah; Modern Gal., Venice; Mus. Odessa, Soviet Union; Syracuse MFA; CAM; TMA; New Britain (CT) Inst.; Detroit AI; CGA; Cincinnati Mus.; Arts & Crafts Gld., New Orleans; Lincoln (NE) Mus.; Cedar Rapids AA; Harrison Gal., Los Angeles Mus. Hist., Science & Art; John Herron AI; Springville (UT) H.S. Assn.; Univ. Illinois, Urbana; Macbeth Gal., NYC

Comments: A leading American Impressionist, he went to France in 1898 and remained there until his death. In 1906 he moved to Giverny to be near Monet.

Sources: WW38; Gerdts, Monet's Giverny: An Impressionist Colony; Bruce Weber, The Giverny Luminists: Frieseke, Miller, and Their Circle; Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, 344; 300 Years of American Art, 661; Falk, Exh. Record Series.