Frederick Knecht Detwiller (New York/Maine, 1882-1953), "N.Y.C. From Carnegie Hall, 1928." Oil on canvas cityscape painting depicting buildings in Midtown Manhattan with the Hudson or East River, beyond, as viewed from the rooftop of Carnegie Hall, where his studio was located. Two airplanes are visible through the sun's rays in the cloudy sky overhead. Signed and dated "EK Detwiller 1928" lower right. Titled with additional signature, monogram, and additional information, en verso. Housed in a parcel gilt wooden molded frame. Sight – 39 5/8" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed – 47 3/4" H x 37 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Frederick Detwiller began his professional life as a lawyer in New York City before enrolling at Columbia University to study art and architecture. He went to Paris in 1910 and enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1910 to 1911, and at the Academie Colarossi in 1914. He also attended the Instituti de Belli Arti in Florence but was forced to return to the United States at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. He began a two-year study at the Art Students League in New York and established his studio in the Carnegie Hall Building. He painted many views of the city, which are considered to be among the best examples of his painting. He was a member of numerous associations including the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Watercolor Club, the Society of Independent Artists, and the Paris Art Association. He served as the President of the Allied Artists of America from 1943 to 1945. From 1948 until his death in 1953, he was resident artist at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. (adapted from Askart). CONDITION: Overall good condition. 2" x 2" patch, visible center right verso of canvas, with corresponding inpainting, recto.
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