Claire Fejes LARGE ORIGINAL Oil Painting Alaska 24x20
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Sold Date: 08/19/2011
Channel: Online Auction
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You are bidding here on a large and wonderful museum quality original oil painting by Claire Fejes (1920-1998), which measures 24" by 20" (painting) and 34" by 28" in the frame. My photos do not begin to do it justice. The rich yellows and oranges in the painting are much brighter and more intricate than my photos, but I think you will get the idea.
I'm selling this for a friend, whose family bought it from Fejes in the 1970's. It is in excellent condition.
Please do some research on the values of her larger paintings like this, and I think you'll see that this is priced quite reasonably.
Please call me at (not too early) if you have any questions or comments.
There is a lot of information about Fejes on the internet, here is a short bio:
Claire Specht Fejes (1920–October 1998) was born in New York and trained in anatomy, stone-carving, and sculpture at the Newark Museum, Newark Fine Arts School, and the Students' Art League through the Works Progress Administration. She married Joe Fejes in 1942 and moved with him to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1946 where her husband took up gold mining. Fejes sketched and painted Alaska Native people, Inupiat and Athabascans. She also wrote books about her travels and life in Alaska.
This painting is signed lower left.
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