CHARLES A. FRIES (1854-1940)

 

Born in Ohio, painter and lithographer Charles Fries achieved great success and fame as a well-published illustrator and portraitist in NYC, before moving with his family to Southern California and settling in San Diego in 1896. The "Dean of San Diego Painters", Fries achieved great success and fame as a painter of atmospheric desert and back country landscapes.


SAN DIEGO BAY -- 1898

Oil on finely-woven canvas, 9 x 17"

Signed lower right: C. A. Fries

Inscribed verso: #1442 / S. D. Bay / painted in 1898 / [code]

Date painted: circa 1898

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SAN DIEGO BAY FROM POINT LOMA -- circa 1898

Oil on finely-woven canvas, 10 x 20"

Signed and dated lower right: C. A. Fries 1898

Inscribed verso:

Custom frame: coming

 

IN BALBOA PARK

Oil on board, 20 x 16"

Signed lower right: C. A. Fries

Inscribed verso: #732/ In Balboa Park/ 16 x 20 / [price code]

Date painted: circa 1910

Custom frame: coming

 

ROSES IN BASIN

Oil on canvas, ca 10 x 14"

Signed lower left: C. A. Fries

Inscribed verso:

Date painted: circa 1898

Original Fries-made frame, newly glided:

 

EDGE OF THE GROVE

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20"

Signed lower left: C. A. Fries

Inscribed verso:

Date painted: 19xx

Custom framed

 

CUYAMACA MOUNTAIN -- GILMORE'S POINT

Oil on canvas, 20 x 30"

Signed lower right: C. A. Fries

Inscribed verso: Cuyamaca Mountain / #1756 / 1931 / [code]

Date painted: 1931

Custom framed

 

JUNIPERS

Oil on canvas, 10 x 14"

Signed and dated lower right: C. A. Fries / 26

Inscribed verso:

Date painted: 1926

Original Fries-made frame, newly glided:

 

WAITING

Oil on canvas, ca 8 x 8"

Signed lower left: C. A. Fries

Inscribed verso:

Date painted: 1926

Custom framed:

 

BORREGO DESERT

Oil on canvas, 20" x 30"

Signed lower right: C. A. Fries

Date: circa 1930

Custom framed

 

DESERT PALMS

Oil on canvas, laid on board, ca 9.25" x 11.5"

Signed lower left: C. A. Fries

Date: circa 1933

Custom framed


IN PALM CANYON

Oil on canvas, 14" x 16"

Signed lower right: C. A. Fries

Date: July 1933

Inscribed verso: Alice F. King Eleven Years Old / July 23 1933 / In Palm Canyon / #1298 / [price code] / 14 x 16

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MOUNTAIN RANCH NEAR MUZZEY GRADE

Oil on canvas, 18 x 24"

Signed lower right: C.A. Fries

Inscribed verso: #1408/A Mountain Ranch Near Muzzey Grade/ Feb 1930

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THE ABANDONED ROAD

Oil on canvas, 20 x 24"

Signed lower left: C.A. Fries

Inscribed verso: The Abandoned Road / #1472 / May 1931 / 1 Mile East of Muzzy Grade / [price code]

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SUN AND FOG CONFLICTING

Oil on canvas, 10 x 14"

Signed lower left: C.A. Fries

Inscribed verso: Sun and Fog Conflicting / #1386 / 10 x 14 / [price code] / Sept 1929 / Alice Fries King / Lower Calif.

Original Fries-made frame, newly watergilded


WIND AND SEA

Oil on canvas, 11 x 15"

Signed lower left: C.A. Fries

Inscribed verso: #1569 / Wind and Sea / 11 x 15 / [price code] / Oct 1934

Custom Framed


AWAKENING ­ EARLY MORN

Oil on canvas, 11-1/2 x 15-1/2"

Signed lower left: C. A. Fries

Inscribed verso: Awakening - Early Morn / #1314 / Painted Canyon / 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 / [price code]

Date: circa 1933

Custom framed


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