Ad Code: 4
from Auction House Records.
"Harbor Scene, South Bristol Maine" 2001
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|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|Frederick "Fritz" Kubitz, who works in both oil and watercolor, is an
artist who paints in a bold, vigorous personal style. He displays in
his paintings an imaginative use of natural lighting that translates
into a luminous* quality. By the use of fresh colors, glazes and
precise brush strokes, he shows his virtuosity and mastery of his
chosen mediums. He invites the viewer to look into his world and
observe impressions of traditional New England subjects.|
Trained as an
architect, he has a keen eye for detail and knowledge of structure that
is evident in his rendering of historic buildings. Kubitz was one of the
designers of the TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport,
in New York.
He is especially interested in painting scenes of Boston
and its historic places. His compositions are dramatic and create an
emotional mood; painting realistically to communicate visually what is
on his mind. The themes of his paintings cover a wide range of topics
featuring Maine Harbors, Cape Cod Dunes, Vermont Countryside, New
Hampshire Ski Trails, Boston Cityscapes, and many other scenes from his
travels around the U.S. and Europe.
Kubitz believes it is essential to
the painting process to work on location; to extract the essence of a
scene while present and later develop these studies into major
paintings in his studio.
He is the recipient of many prizes and
awards attesting to the excellence of his work. His paintings have been
included in the American Watercolor's nationwide tour of museums and
places of exhibition and his painting Center Harbor, New Hampshire
was published on the cover of Yankee Magazine.
His work appears in the
collections of the Ford Motor Company, Western Electric, New England
Mutual Ins. Co., Former Shawmut Bank, Fleet Bank, Verizon, Maryland
Bank of No. America, Fidelity Corp., Liberty Mutual Group-Boston,
Marriott Hotels, Harvey Industries, The Cabot Corp., Sullivan &
Worcester Attys., Town of Wellesley, MA, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance
Frederick Kubitz is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists*, the
American Watercolor Society*, American Society of Marine Artists*, the
New England Watercolor Society, the Rockport Art Association, and the
Wellesley Society of Artists.
He was commissioned to do the cover of
Yankee Magazine in 1982. His work is featured in numerous books
including Best of Watercolor (1995), Best of Watercolor, Paintings
(1997), Best of Watercolor, Painting Light and Shadow (1997), and
Watercolor Expressions (1999).
His most recent awards were the "W.J
Hibbard Award" (1999) and the "Robert Calrow Award" (2000) from the
Rockport Art Association, the "Ogden Pleissner Award" (1996) from the
American Watercolor Society International Exhibition, and the "Gold"
(1994) and "Silver" (1996) awards from the New England Watercolor
Society Annual Exhibition.
The Guild of Boston Artists
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