San Diego, CA: n.d. Loose Painting. A circa early to mid 1900's watercolor of what we assume to be, a landscape captured in the southern California area, likely near San Diego, CA. Painting is signed "C.A. Fries" in the lower left corner and masterfully accomplished onto thick artist’s paper measuring 8-1/2 inches tall x and 11-1/2 inches wide. It is tipped onto heavy card along it's top edge, which in turn, is then tipped onto a framing mat along it's top edge. Some toning and fading, else Very Good. Very Good. Item #3869
Charles Arthur Fries "... settled in San Diego in 1897 and Charles remained a resident of San Diego for the remainder of his life. During his career he took many extended camping trips into the deserts and mountains of southern California where he sketched and painted many of his works. Fries prospered as the city grew and he exhibited widely, including shows in New York, San Francisco, and Berkeley. He was an active member of the arts community of San Diego for many years. In 1918 he was a founding member of the La Jolla Art Association, along with other prominent San Diego artists, including Maurice Braun and Alfred Mitchell. In 1919 he was elected president of the San Diego Art Guild. In 1929 he was a founder of the Associated Artists of San Diego. In 1936, at the age of 82, Fries made one final sketching trip into the mountains east of San Diego and in 1937 he participated in the Federal Art Project. Charles Fries died at home on December 15, 1940." wiki accessed 8/21.
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