F. C. Frieseke, American Impressionist Painter (1874-1939):

Resources on the Internet
          Watercolors and drawings ~ including several originals and many reproductions for sale.
          Books with F. C. Frieseke information and reproductions may be purchased through Rising Dove Bookstore.
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Biography - Shiawassee District Library
Upcoming/Current/Recent Exhibits
Past Exhibits
The sumptuous hardback catalogue may be found in major book stores. If you don't see one at your local store, please order it there; alternatively, you may purchase it on line.
A major & magnificent retrospective exhibition of
Frieseke works opened at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, March 20 - June 3, 2001. I was privileged to attend both the "Black Tie Opening" and the members-only lecture by my brother Nick, who deserves a medal for his outstanding performance two days after he had his appendix removed!
"The largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever to be organized by the Telfair Museum of Art," it traveled to The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis (June 24- Aug 19 2001). Nick Kilmer gave a lecture for the official opening on June 24th. My husband Tim and I were able to enjoy that together. The aesthetically delightful suitablility of this more intimate space for the Frieseke paintings compensated for the lack of some of the splendid paintings from the Telfair show that were not available in Memphis.
The exhibition traveled to the San Diego Museum of Art (September 8 - November 11, 2001). From there it proceeded to the Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, (Dec. 1, 2001 - February 3, 2002). The catalogue for this show "promises to be a critically important publication, both for the understanding of Frieseke and as a significant addition to American Impressionist literature." - Tania Sammons (formerly of the Telfair Museum of Art)
The Shiawassee Arts Center in Owosso, Michigan, birthplace of F. C. Frieseke
January 27, 2001 to February 11, 2001
Selections from the recent Frieseke exhibit at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York.
The Shiawassee Arts Center web site presents an impressive array of images - seventy Frieseke paintings from various sources. The images of "Breton Costume, "Normandy Girl," "Mesnil Landscape," and "Under the Trees" are taken from my site, with permission.

Chamber Works by Frederick C Frieseke, a beautiful hardcover book with many full-color illustrations, has been produced. It served as a catalogue for the show at Hollis Taggart Galleries, November 28, 2000 - Jan 13, 2001. There are many images on their site; please be patient while they download.
Uneventful Reminiscences: a Childhood in Florida ran concurrently with Chamber Works by Frederick C. Frieseke at Hollis Taggart Galleries, November 28, 2000 - Jan 13, 2001 in New York.
Uneventful Reminiscences: a Childhood in Florida, a charming full-color hardcover book, has been produced in a format matching Chamber Works. It served as a catalogue for the show.
A Catalogue Raisonné of Frieseke's works is in preparation.

Museums & Galleries

The Telfair Museum of Art
"The Hammock"
"Reflections (Marcelle)"
"The Garden Umbrella"
The North Carolina Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art is pursuing environmental sustainability.
"The Garden Parasol"
The Detroit Institute of Arts
"The Blue Gown" - Search for Artist "Frieseke, Frederick Carl".
Terra Museum of American Art
"Breakfast in the Garden"
"Lady in a Garden"
"The Green Sash"
"Unraveling Silk"
National Gallery of Art
Brooklyn Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Woman with a Mirror"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio
"Good Morning"
Crocker Art Museum, California
"Woman in Her Boudoir"
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
"The Bridge - Giverny"
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
"Girl Reading"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"The Yellow Room"
Brigham Young University
"Woman with a Flower Basket"
150 Years of American Painting 1794-1944: From the Collection of the Museum of Art, Brigham Young University; Linda Jones Gibbs.   Provo: Museum of Art BYU, 1994.
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
"The Window"
High Museum of Art, Georgia
"Girl in Blue"
National Academy of Design, New York City
National Museums Liverpool
"Lady in Pink"
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
"The Bird Cage"
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
"Nude Seated at Her Dressing Table"
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
"The House in Giverny"
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
The Corcoran, Washington, D.C.
Des Moines Art Center
"The Hour of Tea"
Maier Museum of Art

Galleries Where Frieseke is Represented
Hollis Taggart Galleries
biography 958 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 628-4000     Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc.
1 East 70th Street, New York, New York 10021 USA
Phone: (212) 744-2300     Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please contact gallery for summer hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day
Mark Borghi Fine Art, Inc.
52 East 76th Street, New York, New York 10021 USA
Phone: (212) 439-6425
Wallace Gallery
37A Main Street, Park Place Passage, East Hampton, New York 11937 USA
Phone: (631) 329-4516     Hours: open every day and by private appointment
David David Gallery
260 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 USA
Phone: 215 735 2922     Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (summer by appointment), Sunday by appointment
Lisa Kurts Ltd.
766 South White Station Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38117 USA
Phone: (901) 683-6200     Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Spanierman Gallery Artists
45 E 58th ST, New York, NY, 10022
Phone: 212-832-0208     Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Daniel B. Grossman Galleries
6033L Paseo Delicias,P.O. Box 9010, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: 619-759-1133     Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-5
Artists include Frederick Carl Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, John Henry Twachtman.
Kodner Gallery Fine Art
9918 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124
Phone: 314-993-4477     Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30-5:30, Saturday 10-4
Artists include Frederick Carl Frieseke, William Glackens, etc.
Elizabeth "Betty" B. Gardner is a docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; she informed me that there were two Frederick Frieseke's on long-term loan from an anonymous donor, one of which is "Lady Seated In a Park".
Betty Gardner is the author of Opportunities in Arts and Crafts Careers, which may be purchased through Rising Dove Bookstore.
Dakin Hart, Assistant to the Director at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco told me that there was a single work by F. C. Frieseke on view at the de Young Museum in Gallery 48.
Dakin Hart
Assistant to the Director
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
233 Post St. 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: 415.750.3508   fax: 415.750.7686
email: Dakin Hart   url: http://www.thinker.org
More Art Web Sites
Frederick Carl Frieseke, American Impressionist Painter (1874-1939): Paintings by F. C. Frieseke and photographs of the artist.
Arts for Children ~ F. C. Frieseke and other noncommercial Art Sites specifically designed for Children; no ads, no nudity.
"Holland 1898"
Shiawassee District Library
Artnet - Karl Anderson, "Portrait of Frieseke"
Alternate Index - Search by Artist's Nationality/Time Frame or by artist's last name, alphabetically.
Artist Portraits from the Peter A. Juley and Son Collection Click on "Photo Study Collections;" click on "Search the Juley Collection;" click on "Peter A. Juley and Son Collection"; in the Artist's Name box, type: "Frieseke" and click on the arrow. This will give you information on black and white study prints of his paintings; web images are not available.
ArtPrice.com - Listing of Frieseke paintings at auction since 1987. Type "Frieseke" in the Artist search box. Access to images is fee-based.
  • "Hollyhocks"
  • "Lady in a Garden"
  • "The Mirror"
  • "The Garden Parasol"
  • "On The Balcony"
Sotheby's American Art Paintings Auction Report:
Maine Antique Digest, 23 Oct 96
"Impressionist works from all consignors were the strongest sellers. The top lot, "In the Garden, Giverny" by Frederick Frieseke (est. $300,000/400,000), brought a record $1.02 million, attracting bids from Vance Jordan and Michael Altman before selling on the phone to an unknown collector...."The Open Window" by Frieseke sold at auction in 1987 for $825,000 and was purchased (presumably for more) by the Agleys in 1989. Here, estimated at $500,000/750,000, it sold to Berry-Hill Galleries for $635,000."
A Place in Normandy, by Nicholas Kilmer, is a delightful and often hilarious book about the house in Normandy where F. C. Frieseke lived with his wife and daughter. Written by my brother Nick, it was favorably reviewed in The Smithsonian Magazine. I have several used hardbacks for sale at Rising Dove Bookstore.
Askart.com - Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Frederick Frieseke) Biographical information, Book and Magazine references, Museum references, Artwork for sale, Artwork Wanted, Dealers, Auction records, Discussion board entries, current Exhibits, Image examples of works, Magazine ads pre-1998, Sign up for Artist Alert Updates.
Musée d'Art Américain Giverny presents a Guided Visit for Children, which includes Frieseke's "Tea Time in Giverny" from the Terra Foundation for the Arts.
Frederick Carl Frieseke: American painter
Note that Frieseke was not Whistler's nephew.
Henry Ossawa Tanner was a companion painter of Frieseke's.
Frieseke often stated that the artist who influenced him most was Pierre Auguste Renoir
I was working on a
Bibliography for F. C. Frieseke based largely on the information at askart.com. If I ever have time to get back to it, it will include ISBN numbers and links to on-line resources for purchasing the books. Please Email customer service if you would like to be notified when my bibliography is on line with links for purchasing the books. Please don't hold your breath; I have a lot of projects going - and please do let me know if your email address changes!
Meanwhile, see my brother Nicholas Kilmer' Bibliography at artnet: Selected Articles, Selected Catalogs, and Selected Books. I will look over what he has - some day - and see if I have anything to add.

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