My Grandfather was a friend of Fred Pye's and owned three of his paintings, 2 oils and a watercolor. The larger of the oil paintings is titled "Prairie Blizzard" and is a favorite of everyone in the family -- I'm fortunate enough to have it (and the small oil) in my posession. My question is: did Fred Pye take "topic" commissions (sorry, don't know what that's called)? I cannot imagine that he ever exerienced anything like the topic of the painting -- a man with a two-horse sledge and a dog, stopped at a fence line in a virtual white-out blizzard. It was something that my grandfather would have experienced in his youth. Could it be that my grandfather commissioned the work, and described what it was like on the plains in a blizzard? Does anyone know how I could find out -- any work records or notes that the artist left?
I knew Fred Pye
Fred Pye was an "artist in residence" at The Cliff House in Ogunquit Maine when I was a child in the 1950's. The Cliff House has been in my family since 1872 and was run by my parents (now by my sister Kathryn). I remember Mr Pye as a kind old man and used to like to watch him paint. I have one of his paintings in my home and my sister has several at the hotel still
I agree with my little sister sister, Veronica Ford. Our Great Grandfather is an amazing artist. I wish I would've gotten the chance to meet him! Yes, we each me, my 3 sisters & brother all got an original fred pye painting from our Great Aunt Cecelia "Chris" G. Cary! It's amazing knowing more about my Great Uncle! =)
He truly is an amasing artist. He is my great grandfather, and I was wondering why we have so many "original" paintings done by him. I didnt notice how famous he realize was.
I have a small watercolor sighned by Fred Pye on rt bottom with SMaria della Salute Venice on bottom left in pastel colors with gondola. Any info?
La Rue Brise Miche, Paris
I would like any information anyone could give me on this small painting by Fred Pye.
i have a small piece of the artists work it is a bridge with five people on it with large buildings in the background about four inches by five inches it is signed and also has bruges signed in opposite corner
I have the orginial receipt from the French goverment
I have the orginial receipt from the French goverment when they pruchased Fred's painting Mer Agiteo that hung in the Luxembough art museum in Paris in 1926. I also own several of Fred's oils and watercolors. Fred was a relative who I never met. These items were handed down thru the family.
I have a watercolor done by Fred Pye, Monte Cinto Cossia, 1928. The watercolor was given to me by his niece, she is deceased.If she were living she would be in her 90's. Her name was Chris Cary and lived in Akron, Ohio. She was a nurse and was from England.
Fred Pye was a great uncle I never met. My grandmother, Alice Pye (1880-1956) married Richard Greenwood (1877-1961). Fred place of birth is spelled Hebden Bridge, not Hegden Bridge, in West Yorkshire. I know very little else about him so if anyone has information, esp. of a genealogical nature, I would be pleased to hear from you.
Thank you Ms.Elliott for responding back,I sent you an email with my email address, I would very much like to try to get a stamp of certificate, do you have his great nieces address or any other way of getting in contact with her . Thank you again Sandie Holloway
I have a drawings done by Fred Pye signed by him intitled"Bellagio". I have had it for several years. It was given to me when I was taking care of an elderly lady who said,her sister knew Fred Pye. She was unware of his accoplishments.
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