Frederick Counsel, born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on January 8, 1910, is remembered, not only for his portraits and penetrating social realism, but for his landscapes as well. A consummate watercolorist and keen observer, Counsel often produced large watercolors from small studies executed on site. He lived and painted in the Altoona area, which he loved, until his death in 1978. Landscapes, such as Blue Hills, Pennsylvania (1936) evoke the beauty of his native region.
Counsel studied briefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Parson School of Design, and by the 1930s his career was already well established. He exhibited in New York City and Washington, D.C., and received numerous aw
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