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FREDERICK FRIESEKE (1874-1939)

 
"Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
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<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
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<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
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<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. "Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols. 
<br>
<br>In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze. 
<br>
<br>"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."
<br>
<br>Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston.
Under the Striped Umbrella1905/06 France60 1/2 x 190 1/2 in. oil on canvas
Provenance
David David Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private Collection, California
Literature
N. Kilmer, Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution Of An American Impressionist, Princeton University Press, 2000, reproduced p. 139
International Studio An Illustrated Magazine Of Fine And Applied Art, Volume Forty-Three, Comprising March, April, May & June 1911; numbers 169 to 172; ”American Artists In Paris” pages 263-270
L’Art Decoratif, Revue Mensuelle D’Art Contemporain, 8me Annee, 2 Semestre, Juillet 1906-December 1906; “La Decoration D’un Hotel Americain” page 195-200
"Under the Striped Umbrella" is a mural painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke, an American Impressionist who spent most of his productive years as an expatriate in France. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker commissioned the 15-foot-long painting for the Hotel Shelburne in Atlantic City. Frieseke designed it as a single composition in 1905, and completed it in segments in 1906. Ultimately, the painting depicts elegant young ladies with bonnets, as well as several children playing in the sand and figures on horseback enjoying a day at the beach under striped parasols.

In 1906, Frieseke and his wife settled in the art colony in Giverny, where the great French Impressionist Claude Monet resided. Here, Frieseke found his aesthetic and asserted his familiar theme. The parasol also became a frequent motif — protecting his female models and reinforcing their position as articles of beauty and the recipient of the viewer’s gaze.

"Under the Striped Umbrella" was installed at the Hotel Shelburne in February 1906. In 2000 and 2001, it was exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, in the exhibition "Frederick Carl Frieseke; The Evolution of an American Impressionist."

Frieseke exhibited extensively in the United States and in his adopted France. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston.
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