I have seen a number of Fred Conway paintings and watercolors. Is your scene a Venice? If you look on Ebay under Venice you will see one of his watercolors and compare.
conway informationjohn hill
i recently inheired a fred conway watercolour of a boat harbor scene. could anyone tell me what year this work might have been done and if his signiture was always done first and last name in pencil and lower right
Fred ConwaySharon Parrish
Did the artist ever sign his paintings with his last name and a period? I have a large oil on canvas painting signed (Conway.)
Paula RegoSharon Parrish
I purchased a beautiful oil on canvas painting 18 months ago, it was signed Rego. Does anyone no how I can locate the signature of Paula Rego?
Erin, I own a couple of his paintings. They are all three in different styles completely. If you want to send me a picture of your painting I would be glad to answer any questions...maybe even identify the person it was signed to...John
Fred ConwayDiane Davis
I have a box of prints entitled "Portraits of Saint Louis" by Fred Conway and I was wondering if a collection of prints were worth anthing. There are 16 prints and I was given this as a present about 30 years ago.
Sometime about 1950 my father purchased a Conway painting at a charity auction which benefitted, I believe, the (Senator Arthur) Capper Crippled Childrens' Fund. As far as I know it was the only painting my father ever bought, and the price at which he obtained it was so low (I remember it as $35.00) that Conway was apparently enraged. In any event, he got in touch with my father and offered (the figure comes from my mother, who tended to exaggerate, and may be wrong) $2,000 to buy the painting back. Most uncharacteristically, my father refused, and the painting hangs on my wall today. I was told, more than a half-century ago, that the medium was an "oil wax," which I now suspect was either encaustic, or mixed media. Should anyone know anything about this, I woiuld be haoppy to learn more. The painting is approximately 22x28, is done on Masonite which was not a perfect rectangle, and features two figures with intertwined fingers in what I would guess to be a dancing mode. Most of the surfface is quite smooth, with no discernible brush marks, but in places it becomes somewhat three-dimensional. It definitely qualifies for the "mod genre" designation mentioned elsewhere in this listing. Any inaccuracies in this tale can be attributed to the passage of more than five decades. OS