Vintage California Landscape Oil on Board Will Frates

Vintage California Landscape Oil on Board Will Frates


Will Frates
California Landscape
c. 1940's
Oil Painting on Canvas Board
22" x 28", Unframed

Excellent Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history.

Vintage, California landscape oil painting on canvas board. Unsigned, came from the estate of Will Frates (1896-1969) and painted in same style as his signed pieces. Unframed painting measures 22" x 28". Lovely, muted colors of vintage California c. 1940's.

Will Frates was a  painter and etcher. Born in Hayward, CA in 1896. Frates first studied art in San Francisco with Wm Otto Emerson. He was active as an artist in the San Francisco Bay area from the 1920s while maintaining a studio-home in Hayward. He died in Myrtle Creek, OR on Aug. 5, 1969. Equally facile with oil, watercolor, and pastel, he painted landscapes of the Mother Lode country and the San Francisco Bay area. Member: Bay Region AA; Hayward AA (cofounder); Mother Lode AA; Diablo AA; Fremont AA; Santa Cruz Art League; SWA (pres.) Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1924-39; Calif. State Fair, 1930; Santa Cruz Art League, 1934, 1938; GGIE, 1939; Society for Sanity in Art, CPLH, 1939; Alameda Co. Fair, 1948.

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