Sunday, October 2, 2016


Frederick Carl Frieseke ~ (April 7, 1974 - August 24, 1939) was an American impressionist painter who spent most of his life as an expatriate in France.  He was born in Owosso, Michigan and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academie Julian in Paris.  Frieseke (pronounced Free-See-Kee) and his family resided for fourteen years in Giverny, home to Monet.  

Self Portrait 1901

"The key to your universe is that you can choose."

 Spring (circa 1913)

"Your range of choices - right now- is limitless."


The Judas Tree (1908-1909c)

"Knowing where you're going is all you need to get there."

Afternoon - Yellow Room, 1910

"Take a look at your natural river.  What are you?  Stop playing games with yourself.  Where's your river going?  Are you riding with it?  Or are you rowing against it?  Don't you see that there is no effort if you're riding with your river?" 

 Late October ca. 1908-09

"The truth simply is - that's all.  It doesn't need reasons:  it doesn't have to be right:  it's just the truth.  Period."





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