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 Durr Freedly  (1888 - 1933)

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Lived/Active: Rhode Island/Indiana      Known for: portrait, figure

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Durr Freedley was a portrait artist, muralist, and the curator of decorative arts at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He studied at Harvard College and the Royal College of Art, London.
His work is located at:
Newport Art Museum:
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The Newport Art museum owns approximately 300 miscellaneous works by Freedley, including all the study sketches for the Seaman's Church Institute Chapel; designs for Christmas cards, bookplates, exhibition catalogs; and small paintings. Mediums include pencil, watercolor and gouache. Listed below is a small sampling of work.
1. Gouache/pencil on canvas mounted on board, "Portrait of Maud Howe Elliott" (ca. 1938) (acc.# 1939.001.001)
2. Watercolor/gouache, "St. Michael & St. Nicholas"--study for mural panel, chapel, Seamen's Church Institute (acc.# 1938.001.001)
3. Watercolor/gouache, "St. Leonard, St. Roch, John de Matha, St. Vincent de Paul & St. Swithin"--study for mural panel, chapel, Seamen's Church Institute
4. Watercolor on paper [untitled]--people on a beach by rocks and trees (acc.# 1990.001.064)
5. Watercolor on paper [untitled]--dancing figure in joker-like garb (acc.# 1990.001.074)
6. Watercolor on paper [untitled]--Greek goddess holding up her arms, on a black background (acc.# 1990.001.073)
7. Mixed media, "Portrait of Ethel King" (1928) (acc.# 1998.002.001)
8. Paint on board [untitled]--woman wearing blue beads (acc.# 1990.001.031)
9. Pencil [untitled]--study for chapel, Seamen's Church Institute, of a man sowing seeds
10. Paint on board [untitled]--portrait of a woman in blue (acc.# 1990.001.032)

Redwood Library:
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1. Watercolor on paper, "Vaucluse, Portsmouth, R.I." (acc.# RLC.PAP.MISC.259)

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1. Watercolor/tempera drawing, "Girl with Dog" (1925) (acc.# 39.032)

Seamen's Church Institute Chapel, Newport:
Entire chapel was designed and decorated in Arts and Crafts style by Freedley (1933)
Included are full wall murals, furnishings, window and ceiling ornamentation.

St. John's Episcopal Church, Newport:
1. Designed window "Christ and Melchisedek" and decorations in the south side aisle, Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.

Source:
Unveiled: a directory and guide to 19th century born artists active in Rhode Island, and where to find their work in publicly accessible Rhode Island collections by Elinor L. Nacheman

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