Oil on Canvas - Image Size: "20 X 24 " - Framed
Frederick Serger,Woodstock,N.Y., listed, 1889-1965, School of Paris, Expressionist, 1950’s, oil on stretched canvas, signed lower left. Frederick Serger was born in the city of Ivanice, in the Czechoslovakian province of Moravia. He studied at art schools in Brunn, Vienna, Munich, and later Paris. Serger served in the Austrian Army in World War I. The years 1919 - 1924 Serger took art courses at several celebrated art studios in Paris. He married Helen Spitzer in 1927. They lived on the Polish/Czech border and traveled extensively through out Italy, France, Poland, and Sicily. He exhibited his paintings in Paris at Salon de Tuilleries, Salon d”Automne and the famous Bernheim-Jeune Gallery. The Bernheim-Juene Gallery established in Paris in 1874 was at the very center of the modern art world exhibiting the impressionist and avant guard works of the Masters: Van Gogh, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Seurat, Gaugain, Bonnard, Dufy, Vlamink, Vuillard, Utrillo, Dufy, and Modigliani. Serger’s 1936 painting, “Venice” exhibited at his second Paris Salon d”Automne show in 1937. That painting was subsequently purchased by the Museum of the City of Paris. The leading French art critics were receptive to the School of Paris, Expressionist style of this non French artist. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Sergers moved to London, then Panama, Mexico, and Guatemala before reaching New York in 1941. Serger settled on West 57th Street in New York and bought a summer home artistic Woodstock, NY in 1947. His paintings were shown in the Van Diemen-Lilienfeld Gallery, the Schonemann Gallery and the Le Boite Gallery owned by his wife, Helen Serger. He participated in shows in San Francisco, Santa Fe, Springfield, New Orleans, Pittsburg, Hartford, Washington D.C., Detroit, and Palm Beach. His biography is listed in Who is Who in American Art and Who is Who in World Jewry. His paintings hang in the Museum of the City of Paris, Palac Sztuki in Krakow, Poland, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, San Francisco Museum, and many private collections in Europe and the United States.
The book, “FREDERICK SERGER, Life & Work”, text by George Stiles, photographed by O. E. Nelson, Schonemann Galleries, Inc., 1962, is a definitive study of the work of this gifted artist and contains 152 pages in color and black and white.