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Maurice Freed (Home Movies)

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Artist: Maurice Freed
Title: Home Movies
Year: c. 1935
Media: Goauche on board, 13 1/2 x 12 inches
Description: Signed at lower right: “MAURICE FREED”

Maurice Freed, a native of Pottsville, Pa. and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts), lived and painted in Philadelphia during most of his life.  At the age of 19, he won a scholarship to the Cape School of Art in Provincetown where he studied with Henry Hensche, Morris Davidson, and Albert Alcalay.  In 1934, at the age of 23, his talents were recognized when he was invited to Chicago to become Co-Art Director of Esquire magazine.  

As an illustrator, Maurice Freed’s work was published in Esquire, The New Yorker, Holiday Magazine, as well as a cover for Fortune Magazine. He also did commercial illustrations for companies such as TastyKake and designed covers for a variety of published books, brochures and music programs.

Freed gained international recognition from his year long sojourn in France in 1960, being featured in a lead article in Information Artistique (Paris, 1961) and upon his return, in The American Artist (New York, 1962).  In fact, extensive travel throughout his life brought to Freed’s work an extraordinary diversity of subject matter and mood.  He journeyed and painted throughout Europe, The European influence of the Old Masters, French Impressionists and the early Cubists clearly shows itself in his work.

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