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1926 Charles A Fries Signed Oil Painting "Eucalyptus Near La Jolla" CA. #1234

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1926 Charles Fries Eucalyptus Near La Jolla, CA Signed Oil Painting

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A wonderful and rare painting of eucalyptus trees near La Jolla, California by the exemplary 
California Impressionist, Charles Fries. This painting has a wonderful range of colors, 
with soft greens, blues, and purples that Fries excelled at using. Anyone familiar to the 
Southern California area, specifically the Coastal San Diego region, will be instantly transported 
there through this painting. It is signed on the bottom right corner, and the back has writing on the 
canvas that reads: 
"#1234 Eucalyptus Near La Jolla
14 x 16"
We have included the early paper label that was attached to the paper backing, it has the inscription 
typed onto it.
This painting is listed in the Charles Fries Catalogue as originally given to Carl Hazelton of 
Charles Arthur Fries  (1854 - 1940)
Charles A. Fries was an American artist who holds a high place in the California school of Impressionism. 
Young Charles Fries was born August 14, 1854 in Hillsboro, Ohio. He trained at the McMicken School of 
Design, later known as the Cincinnati Art Academy, and he also trained under C. T. Weber portraitist. He 
was known to have studio locations in New York and San Diego, and residences in San Juan Capistrano
 and San Diego, California.
Influenced to relocate to the West by the historian Charles Lummis, and motivated by the fragile health of 
his wife, Fries moved his family from New England to southern California's healthy climate, first settling on 
the premises of the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, and later moving to San Diego in 1897.
Charles Fries was frequently seen painting in the plein air style near the coast and inland areas of southern 
California -- the reverence Fries felt for the California landscape can be seen in his depictions capturing the 
cool atmospheric effects of the coastal landscapes of Torrey Pines to the subtle beauty of the arid southern 
California deserts. Reginald Poland of the San Diego Museum of Arts was quoted as saying, "Mr. Fries works 
are not sensational; they suggest no attempt to be the greatest pictures on earth, nor do they boast cleverness, 
nor suave, inveigling, surface charm. They are honest straightforward, substantial pictures of handsome scenes, 
every bit of whose beauty is revealed to all...we know of no one who can so well picture the southern California 
desert". He died December 15, 1940 in San Diego, California.
Fries paintings can be found in the following museums: Fleischer Museum, Arizona; Desert Caballeros Western 
Museum, Arizona; Irvine Museum, Irvine, California; San Diego Museum of Art.
He won the following awards: Silver Medal, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, 1909, the Silver Medal, Fine Arts Association, Seattle, 1911, and the Silver Medal at the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, California.
(cc: Lawrence Beebe)
Approx. Dimensions:
Canvas Height: 14"
Canvas Width:  16" 
Frame Height:  16 1/2"
Frame Width:   18 1/2"
Great age-related original condition.
Plaese see photos for complete description. 
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