CAPTIVATING AND MASTERFUL ANTIQUE CALIFORNIA PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS BY REVERED CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER JOSEPH FREY. THIS WORK DEPICTS AN AWE-INSPIRING SNOW-TOP MOUNTAIN SCENE DURING THE PEAK OF WINTER. IN THE FOREGROUND, TALL SCULPTED TREES STAND PROUDLY.THE TREES APPEAR AS THOUGH THEY HAVE WEATHERED MANY WINTERS ADDING A SENSE OF TIMELESSNESS AND HISTORY TO THE SCENE. THE MAJESTIC SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAIN RANGE PEAKS GRACEFULLY RISING INTO THE CLOUDY BLUE SKY. IT CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF THE REGIONS NATURAL BEAUTY. SIGNED IN THE LOWER RIGHTHAND CORNER BY JOSEPH FREY. IT DATES AROUND THE 1930s. MILD SCRATCHES TO THE FRAME, AS SHOWN. IT DOES NOT DETRACT FROM ITS BEAUTY IN ANY WAY. DIMENSIONS: 23" H x 27" W. Frey (1892 - 1977) was active/lived in California.
Joseph Frey is known for Landscape and marine. Born: 1892 - Walla Walla, Washington. Died: 1977 - Hawthorne, California.
At age sixteen, Frey began his art studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. He opened his first studio in 1915 in San Francisco during the furor of the Panama Pacific International Exposition and painted many harbor scenes in and around the bay. After serving in World War One, he sailed out of San Francisco and spent many years at sea working as a chef and studying painting in various ports. By 1928 he had settled in southern California, where he lived and worked as a chef in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara. Frey died in Hawthorne, California, on August 17, 1977.
His work includes landscapes and marines. Member: Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles.