This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Frieseke’s work being compiled by Nicholas Kilmer, the artist’s grandson, and sponsored by Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York.
Signature: Signed lower right: “F. C. Frieseke”
"Chamber Works by Frederick C. Frieseke," Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, November 28, 2000-January 13, 2001. Sunset (formerly titled Skaters in Switzerland (Pink Ice) was part of a select group of works from this exhibition, which also traveled to the Shiawasee Art Council, Owosso, Michigan, January 26-February 11, 2001.
By descent in the Frieseke family
About Frederick Carl Frieseke
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.
American, 1874-1939, Owosso, Michigan