The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Frieseke, Frederick Carl

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FRIESEKE, Frederick Carl, American artist: b. Owosso, Mich., 7 April 1874. He received his art education at the Chicago Art Institute, the Art Students' League, New York, the Julien Academy and the Whistler School, Paris. After 1900 he lived mostly in France; he is of the Impressionist school, and his work shows the influence of Renoir. He has painted many beautiful female figures and has done considerable work in the nude. ‘Before the Mirror’ hangs in the Luxembourg Gallery; his ‘The Toilet’ in the Metropolitan Museum, New York; ‘The Open Windows’ in the Art Institute, Chicago. Mural decorations by him may be seen in the Hotel Shelbourne, Atlantic City, and in the Wanamaker Auditorium, New York. There are also pictures by him in the Gallerie-Modern, Venice; the Modern Gallery, Odessa, Russia; the Telfair Gallery, Savannah, Ga.; the Minneapolis Art Institute; and the Syracuse Museum of Art. He has received several awards, including gold medal, Munich in 1904, silver medal at Saint Louis 1904, prize at the Corcoran Exhibition, Washington 1908, and grand prize for painting at the Panama-Pacific Exposition 1915. He was elected to the National Academy in 1914, and is a member of the National Portrait Society, London; of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the International Society of Painters and Sculptors and the Society of American Painters, Paris.