About the Artist
Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) was born in Michigan. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York, and left for France in 1898, when he was twenty four. He remained in France for the rest of his life, and was the most popular living American artist at the height of his career in the 1910s and early 1920s, thanks to his New York art dealer and his occasional visits to the States. Frieseke is best known for his Impressionist figure paintings, although he did a series of watercolors of Florida scenes from childhood memories.