69 Herding Cattle

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 10:38UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD
Herding Cattle
Artist: Fried, PalDate of Birth: 1893-1976
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches
Signed: Signed lower right

Hungarian by birth, Pal Fried studied in Budapest and in Paris under Monet before making his permanent home in New York where his portraits of the famous earned him a national reputation. Pal Fried knew his way around the corral, despite his reputation for painting starlets and bathing beauties and ballerinas. Long stretches in Hollywood afforded him the opportunity to see Western horsemanship in action on the ranches of Southern California and were the likely catalyst for his Western works. In Herding Cattle, Fried keeps the paint moving in choppy strokes and swirls to match the dust kicked into the air by the steers, men and mounts.