William Charles Anthony Frerichs
Best known for his crisply-painted and subtly-colored landscapes, William Frerichs rendered the natural world with a delicate clarity. Born in Belgium, Frerichs trained at the Royal Academies of The Hague and Brussels before immigrating to the United States in 1850. Once there, he settled in New York and began painting landscapes in the style of the Hudson River School. Frerichs exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Vose Galleries in Boston, and throughout Europe. The Russian Emperor commissioned him to paint a large work for his collection when he was only eighteen. His paintings are now in the collections of the Newark Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Georgia Museum of Art.