Pal Fried (Hungarian-American, 1893-1976) oil on canvas, "Mona," portrait of an auburn haired dancer in pink frock tying her shoes. Signed lower right. Giltwood Louis XV style frame. Sight – 29" H x 23 1/4" W. Framed – 40 1/8" H x 34" W. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. Biography: Fried was born in Budapest and studied at the Hungarian Academie under Professor Hugo Pohl and in Paris under Claude Monet and Lucien Simone. He was influenced by French Impressionists Renoir and Degas. After WW II, he emigrated to America where he taught at the Academy of Arts. In the 1950's and 60's, he lived in Hollywood, where he began developing his reputation as an important figure painter, often painting high society women and celebrities. Beautiful young women, nudes, and ballerinas were also frequent subject matter. CONDITION: Very good condition with 4 small scratches (largest 1" L) to background, upper left quadrant. Miniscule inclusion upper right quadrant, background.
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