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Frank Freed Art

Frank Freed (USA, 1906–75)

Frank Freed was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1906 and, in 1913, he moved to Houston. Like most "folk" artists, it wasn't until middle age or later when he began painting. He studied literature at Harvard and pursued a career in journalism. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, he volunteered to join the army in 1942. After his return from the war in 1947, he began courting an old friend, Eleanor, who later became his wife, and went on a week-long date in Manhattan, where he saw other inspiring exhibits. It was the exhibit of Ben Shahn that "floored" him at the Museum of Modern Art. Two months after the exhibition, he was enrolled in a painting class at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It was through painting rather than writing that he found a way to express himself. "The world of art" is a common theme throughout his paintings during the 1950s, depicting artists, art classes, collectors, auctions, museums and gallery openings.

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Pastel Blue and Green Toned Abstract Watercolor Mountainous Seaside Landscape
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Pastel blue and green toned watercolor painting of a sweeping seaside landscape. In the distance a small town can be seen nestled amongst the mountains at the water's edge. Signed "F...
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1960s Abstract Frank Freed Art

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Watercolor

Untitled Gouache Painting of a Plaza
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Untitled gouache painting on paper of a city and buses by artist Frank Freed in the 1960s. Dimensions without Frame: H 19.5 in x W 15 in. Artist Biography: Frank Freed was born in S...
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1960s American Modern Frank Freed Art

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Gouache

"Circus in Spring" Naturalistic Painting with an Elephant
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Brightly colored painting of an elephant with townhomes in the background and a row of pink blooming trees. The work is signed by the artist. It is framed in a natural wooden frame. ...
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1960s Realist Frank Freed Art

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Acrylic

"Revolving Door at Christmas" Figurative Painting
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Romantic acrylic painting of a woman holding presents and a man carrying a Christmas tree through a revolving door on a bright yellow background by artist Frank Freed. Dimensions wi...
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Mid-20th Century Naturalistic Frank Freed Art

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Acrylic

"Post Office" Colorful Cubist Abstract
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
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1960s Cubist Frank Freed Art

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Watercolor

Warm Tonal Floral Still Life
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Yellow and red tonal floral still life with roses. The work is signed and dated by the artist. It is framed in a gray wooden frame. Dimensions without Frame: H 12 in X W 16 in. Art...
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1950s Naturalistic Frank Freed Art

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Oil

Impressionist Landscape Painting of the Holy City of Jerusalem
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely impressionistic painting of the Holy City of Jerusalem by Texas artist Frank Freed. Dimensions of painting itself: H 18 in. x W 24 in. Artist Biography: Frank Freed was bo...
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1960s Impressionist Frank Freed Art

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"Istanbul Tenement" Architectural Yellow Toned Painting
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Excellent painting by Texas artist Frank Freed. Painting depicts a decrepit house and town against a shocking yellow sky with a man and woman in the foreground. The scene takes place...
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1960s Modern Frank Freed Art

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Post-Impressionist Dancing Female Figure Painting
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Oil painting on board of colorfully clothed dancing women by Texas artist Frank Freed. Artist Biography: Frank Freed was born in San Antonio on February 15, 1906 and in 1913 they m...
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By Frank Freed
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