Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artworks by Frederic Calhoun.
Frederic Calhoun was born in 1883 and showed interest in art at an early age. He studied at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis School of Art. After completing his studies in Minnesota, Calhoun moved to New York and attended the Art Students League on scholarship.
Calhoun was an accomplished artist and worked as a commercial artists, muralist, and instructor in Minneapolis. He is known for his paintings around the Minneapolis area and used a bright palette and refined technique to create some wonderful paintings.
Ada Wolfe created this painting in 1940 and it depicts the falls of Sand Creek in Jordan, Minnesota which today is part of Lagoon Park. Wolfe traveled around Minnesota to paint scenes of the states varied landscape. This painting was done towards the end of Wolfe’s career and exhibits her mature post-Impressionist style.
The large painting is set with a lone fisherman along the middle of the composition practically blending into the scene. A small area of civilization exists with a cluster of homes along the upper left. The peach colored homes compliments the colors of the surrounding cliffs.
Wolfe uses bright, pastel colors with small hints of ochre to breathe life into the atmosphere of the late summer season. The lush green foliage of the trees done in a near Pointillist technique creates an effervescent scene of tranquility. The trees brilliantly reflect their lively green and yellow colors from the water which are executed in long, streaking brushstrokes helping accentuate the post-Impressionist style.