William Freed  (American, 1928-1981) 


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William Freed, Untitled Abstraction #3


William Freed
Untitled Abstraction #3
circa 1952

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William Freed, Untitled, c. 1953


William Freed
Untitled, c. 1953
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William Freed, Table Top Still Life


William Freed
Table Top Still Life
oil on canvas


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William Freed, Still Life with Bottles


William Freed
Still Life with Bottles
oil on canvas


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William Freed, Blues in the night, 58


William Freed
Blues in the night, 58
oil on canvas


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  Educational Alliance Art School, with Auerbach-Levy
  Art Students League
  Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, in New York and Provincetown
  Artist’s Statement:
I do not believe that art can be created by means of dogma or fixed concepts. I take my inspiration from nature. This experience indicates to me my approach. I am aware of the danger of becoming a slave to the imitative forces of nature. At this point I turn my back to it.

  I want to paint the invisible as well as the visible, to give each equal importance.
I do not conform or repeat myself.

I believe man’s innermost character and feeling is conveyed to canvas from his experience and struggle with nature. From the contradiction and paradox of man’s inner life comes the aesthetic truth that is finally realized pictorially on a two-dimensional plane.
-William Freed

  From the catalogue of the 1981 retrospective exhibition of his work at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
  Society of Independent Artists, 1928
  ACA Gallery
  Federal Art Project Gallery, 1937-40
  Educational Alliance
  New School of Social Research
  Riverside Museum
  Jewish Museum
  Museum of Modern Art
  Audubon Society, 1956, 1958, 1959
  American Abstract Artists (Riverside Museum)
  Whitney Museum of American Art
  California Palace of the Legion of Honor
  Parsons School of Design
  Metropolitan Museum of Art
  Adelphi University
  James Gallery
  HCE Gallery
  Stuttman Gallery
  Provincetown Art Association and Museum
  Whitney Museum of American Art
  Metropolitan Museum of Art
  Smithsonian Institution
  Chrysler Museum
  Jewish Museum
  Ilya Schor Foundation
  Provincetown Art Association and Museum
  New York University
  University of Texas