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FRED PYE – BEND of the OHIO RIVER
Oil on canvas painting depicting Ohio River.
Fred Pye (1882 – 1964)
(Front) Lower Left Fred Pye
(Back) ” Bend of River” painted by Fred Pye for Marjorie Bryant Heckel in August 1944.
No Restorations or in painting. Frame has been painted gold.
Image: Height: 24 ” Width: 32 ” Frame: Height: 19″ Width: 27 1/8″
Fred Pye was born in Hebden Bridge Yorkshire, England on December 1 1882. He attended the Julian Academy and Colorossi Academy in Paris. He studied under such notables as Jean-Paul Laurens, Adolphe Dechenaud, Jules Pages, and Henri Royer. Shortly after completing his work at the Academy he held an exhibition wherein the French Government purchased one of his paintings entitled Mer Agiteo in 1926. The painting was hung in the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris.
Pye emigrated to the U.S., living in such places as Dew Moines, IA, Cincinnati, OH, and Ogunquit, ME. It was there, in his later years, where he became artist-in-residence at the Cliff House, producing a prolific body of work. He is known primarily for the dynamic expressiveness of his landscapes and seascapes. He died in Ogunquit, ME on September 29, 1964
Birth Place: Hebben Bridge, Yorkshire, England.
Addresses: Des Moines, IA; Cincinnati, OH.
Profession: Painter, Teacher.
Studied: Academy Julian, Acad. Colarossi, Paris; Laverns, Dechanaud, Hebri Royer, Jules Pages & R.E.Miller.
Exhibited: Salons of Am.; CM; France; N.Y., Philadelphia, Washington, Cincinnati; Canada
Member: SC; Cincinnati Men’s AC; Cincinnati Assoc. Professional Artist.
Work: Luxembourg Mus., Paris; mus. Art, Edmonton, Canada; Ainslie Galleries, NY.
Sources: WW59; WW47; Ness & Orwig, Iowa – Artist of the First Hundred years, 171.
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