June 2017 – October 31, 2017
We can hardly express our surprise and delight at the discovery by the Estate of Frede Vidar of six previously unknown artworks: two oil paintings and four works on paper!
Frede Vidar immigrated from Denmark to San Francisco with his parents at a young age. He studied at the California School of Fine Arts, as well as the Académie Julian and the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.
After studying with Matisse and Dufy in Paris in 1933, Vidar returned to San Francisco.
In 1934, he was one of the artists selected under the Public Works of Art Project of the Roosevelt Administration to produce murals for San Francisco’s Coit Tower.
Soon after his work on Coit Tower, Vidar traveled extensively in Western Europe where he created most of these newly discovered artworks. Each of the works on paper are exquisitely rendered images of foreign locations. The oil paintings reveal Vidar’s unique interpretation of people and places.
With respect to all of these artworks, we have tried to keep them in their original condition by retaining the original frames and by only replacing the mats and Plexiglas for the works on paper.
We hope you enjoy these new discoveries.
Artwork Featured in This Exhibition
Artworks No Longer Available