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Peter Frederick Wall Art

Peter Frederick (1817 – 1895) was an American watercolor painter. He was born in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania. He had common school education and studied surveying. Fredrick moved to Philadelphia at the age of 20 and became a sign painter. Two years later, he took up the study of art and had John Rubens Smith as his instructor; he subsequently became a pupil of Bass Otis in Philadelphia. In 1844 he painted a piece titled "De Soto discovering the Mississippi," which was purchased by the Art Union and marked his first success as an artist. In the same year he served as the director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and as the vice president of the Artists’ Fund Society.

In his painting work, Fredrick focuses primarily on the landscapes of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Indiana. He began painting in 1999 but a busy career as a landscape designer prevented him from painting seriously until 2009. His work typically does not contain a particular statement or a message about politics and life. But he was satisfied when the viewer lingered in front of a piece and enjoyed viewing it. Fredrick was drawn to subjects with bold contrasting values and those with interesting atmospheric qualities. He was often told by his collectors and viewers that his paintings reminded them of something from their past. Demand for his work grew as he continued winning awards in juried competitions and frequently showing his work at invitational exhibits. Fredrick taught watercolor workshops at Studio 14 Gallery in Tipp City, Ohio, and also taught weekly watercolor classes at the Rosewood Art Centre in Kettering, Ohio.
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