Pal Fried - Portrait of a Woman
Pal Fried (1893, Hungary -1976, New York City)was a Hungarian artist. Fried Pal was born in Budapest, Hungary. Pal Fried studied in Paris under Lucien Simone and was greatly influenced by the French impressionist School of August Renoir and Edgar Degas. This is clearly recognizable in the bold loose style that he developed and used in his paintings. After many years of traveling in Spain and Africa, Pal Fried had widened and enriched his palette. He had developed a very original style and mastered the use of light and movement in his wonderful impressionistic canvases. He eventually returned to Paris and focused his studies toward portraiture and figure painting. Fried Pal debuted at the Paris Salon with portraits and nude studies. After several very successful exhibitions, he began receiving commissions for his very painterly portraits.His oil paintings were usually of dancers, nudes, and portraits, and his subjects were almost always women, although he also painted Paris, seascapes, and cowboys and landscapes of the American West.