Mid Century Oil California Landscape Will Frates

Mid Century Oil California Landscape Will Frates


Will Frates, c.1940's, Oil on Canvas, Untitled, 30" x 25", Unframed

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Lovely, oil on canvas, landscape of California countryside. Unsigned, came from a collection of paintings by artist Will Frates (1896-1969) of Hayward, CA and is done in his style of painting. Unframed painting measures 30" x 25". Mr.Frates was a painter, etcher. Mr. 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. 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

Very Good Condition - Small loss of paint in areas around painting.