Northeast View, 1975

by Jane Freilicher (1924–2014)
Oil on canvas
47 x 50⅛ inches
Signed lower right: Jane Freilicher; on stretcher bar: “Northeast View” 1975 Jane Freilicher 47” x 50” / oil/canvas

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Provenance

The artist

Private collection, acquired from above

Private collection, Indianapolis, Indiana, by descent from above

Sale, Shapiro Auctions, Mamaroneck, New York, October 6, 2018, lot 145, from above

Private collection, New York, New York

Note: Freilicher often painted the landscape surrounding her Water Mill, New York studio with this view of the water and houses beyond it.

Artist Biography

Jane Neiderhoffer Freilicher, a Brooklyn native, was a lyrical painter of luminous Long Island landscapes and graceful still lifes whose career spanned over sixty years. Emerging from the second generation of abstract expressionists, Freilicher adopted a unique artistic approach and established her own distinct painterly realism.

After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School as valedictorian, Jane enrolled at Brooklyn College. In 1941, she eloped with her first husband, Jack Freilicher, a jazz pianist. She first took up painting and sketching as a way of occupying herself during her husband’s band rehearsals. She furthered her education at Columbia University Teachers College,

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