Frederick Carl Frieseke, ‘Siesta’, ca. 1917,  M.S. Rau
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Siesta, ca. 1917

Oil on board
18 3/8 × 20 in
46.7 × 50.8 cm
$248,500
Location
New Orleans
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M.S. Rau
New Orleans

Frederick Carl Frieseke's Siesta is an exceptional example of the American artist's …

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Signed "F.C. Frieseke" (lower left)
Frederick Carl Frieseke
American, 1874–1939
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Frederick Carl Frieseke is a second-generation American Impressionist who spent much of his productive time as an expatriate in France. Frieseke studied first at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York before moving to France for the Académie Julian, where he learned from Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens, and later the art colony Giverny made famous by Claude Monet. Frieseke was deeply influenced by the work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, evidenced in his own painting style characterized by a consideration of color and pattern, broken brushwork, and decorative elements. A number of his works were painted en plein air, and feature the garden of his house in Giverny. Female figures, flowers, and domestic interiors and exteriors were the recurring images of his paintings.

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Frederick Carl Frieseke's Siesta is an exceptional example of the American artist's distinctive Impressionist style. The artist's superb treatment of color, texture and the subtlety of Impressionist light is fully on display in the exceptional composition. Frieseke is celebrated for his intimate …

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Signed "F.C. Frieseke" (lower left)
Frederick Carl Frieseke
American, 1874–1939
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Frederick Carl Frieseke is a second-generation American Impressionist who spent much of his productive time as an expatriate in France. Frieseke studied first at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York before moving to France for the Académie Julian, where he learned from Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens, and later the art colony Giverny made famous by Claude Monet. Frieseke was deeply influenced by the work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, evidenced in his own painting style characterized by a consideration of color and pattern, broken brushwork, and decorative elements. A number of his works were painted en plein air, and feature the garden of his house in Giverny. Female figures, flowers, and domestic interiors and exteriors were the recurring images of his paintings.

Siesta, ca. 1917

Oil on board
18 3/8 × 20 in
46.7 × 50.8 cm
$248,500
Location
New Orleans
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