Frederick Carl Frieseke Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
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Frederick Carl Frieseke family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1881 from Michigan.The four years in Florida left an enduring impression on young eleven-year-old Frederick; years later, when he contemplated a return to the United States from Europe, he concentrated on Florida.
In 1893, Frederick Carl Frieseke graduated from Owosso High School, at that point went to Chicago to start his artistic training at the Art Institute of Chicago, studying with Frederick Warren Freer and John Vanderpoel. After moving to New York in 1895, he continued his art education at the Art Students League in 1897. The next year, he moved to France, where he would stay, except for short visits to the United States and elsewhere, as an expatriate for the rest of his life. He did continue his education, enrolling at the Académie Julian in Paris, studying under Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens. His studies also included some time at Académie Carmen under James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Frieseke discounted his formal art education, referring to himself as self-taught; he felt that he had learned more from his independent study of artists' work than he had from his academic studies.
In 1905, he married and Frieseke and his wife spent every summer from 1906 to 1919 in Giverny. He kept a Paris apartment and studio throughout his life, and the Friesekes spent the winters in Paris. Their Giverny house, was next door to Claude Monet's. Despite the proximity, Frederick Carl Frieseke did not become close friends with Monet, nor was Monet an artistic influence.
Frederick Carl Frieseke's artistic influence was greatly felt among the Americans in Giverny, most of whom shared his Midwestern background and had also begun their art studies in Chicago. Frieseke preferred the attitudes in France over those which he experienced in the United States. He found the American attitudes to be frustrating, but a source of amusement.
Art Movement: Impressionism.
Artists Influencing Frieseke: Frederick Freer, John Vanderpoel, Benjamin-Constant, Jean-Paul Laurens, James McNeill Whistler.
He Traveled To Switzerland, France, Holland.
Frederick Carl Frieseke Influenced: Louis Ritman, Karl Anderson, Lawton Parker, Karl Buehr.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.