F is for Frieseke
Today is day four of the Blogging A to Z Challenge
Garden in June, 1911
Frederick Carl Frieseke 1874 –1939)
a garden retreat
perfect summer afternoon
lost in poetry
Frederick Carl Frieseke was an American Impressionist painter who spent most of his life as an expatriate in France. He spent summers in a residence next to Monet from 1906 to 1919. His paintings often concentrated on various effects of dappled sunlight. He is especially known for painting female subjects, both indoors and out. He painted nudes as well, also dappled in sunlight which I thought was very interesting to look at. He was an influential member of the Giverny Art Colony. This is the coolest thing I’ve learned so far on the art adventure of mine, Giverny art colony is still in existence. Artists go there to work, learn, dream and paint in Monet’s garden. Frieseke was quite a respected artist. He was the leader of the American pack at Giverny and their work labeled Decorative Impressionism the Giverny Group included Frieseke, Miller, Lawton S. Parker, Guy Rose, Edmund Greacen and Karl Anderson. World War I pretty much marked the end of the art colony as it was then.