Frederick Carl Frieseke: The Evolution of an American Impressionistby Nicholas Kilmer, Virginia M. Mecklenburg, David Sellin, H. Barbara Weinberg
The color-drenched gardens and sun-dappled nudes by Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939) have long been loved by admirers of American Impressionism, and his paintings are treasured in museum collections across the country. This beautiful and comprehensive volumewith more than one hundred color and almost eighty black-and-white platesis the most ambitious… See more details below
The color-drenched gardens and sun-dappled nudes by Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939) have long been loved by admirers of American Impressionism, and his paintings are treasured in museum collections across the country. This beautiful and comprehensive volumewith more than one hundred color and almost eighty black-and-white platesis the most ambitious ever devoted to his work. It is being published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the artist's work.
A biographical overview and a detailed chronology by the artist's grandson, including charming vintage photographs, provide much new information and correct several misconceptions about Frieseke's life and career. Three invaluable essays by leading scholars discuss the diverse stages of his work and place it in art historical context, detailing his experience as a student at Whistler's atelier in Paris and as a central member of the group of American expatriates who settled in Giverny, France, near the French master Monet. The book's groundbreaking scholarship casts new light on Frieseke, American Impressionism, and the art world at the turn of the last century.
The contributors are Nicholas Kilmer, guest curator of the exhibition and the artist's grandson; Virginia M. Mecklenburg, senior curator of painting and sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; David Sellin, art historian and author of American Painters in Brittany and Normandy; and H. Barbara Weinberg, curator of American painting and sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
March 20-June 3, 2001
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis
June 23-August 19, 2001
San Diego Museum of Art
September 8-November 11, 2001
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago
December 8, 2001-February 3, 2002
"[This book] far exceeds any previous catalog of Frieseke's work. . . . The volume will be required reading for anyone studying that period in art history, and not just for those who enjoy the work of Frieseke. Highly ecommended."Choice
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phonemes with lexical stress from the CMU Pronoucing Dictionary: F R IY1 Z EH0 K AH0 'Free - zeh - kah' The accent is on the first syllable. Do an internet search on Frieseke, and see how many of his pictures you recognize. It is high time that this painter of well-known images should receive 'name recognition!' The book is over 12' x10', with many half-page and some full-bleed illustrations. The reproductions are magnificent.