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Item:113747109329Here's a gorgeous 14x17 original oil painting on board, painted by famous Texas listed artist: Fred Darge circa: 1935 and titled: "Friendly Encounter" Incredible dark rich colors and super details... A one of kind hand painted masterpiece. From Askart: Fred Darge (1900 - 1978) Fred Darge was active/lived in Texas. Fred Darge is known for western genre-cowboy, landscape. * This 12x14 just sold for $6350 on 2-23-19 at Vogt, titled: Breaking Away from the Herd. * This 24x32 just sold for $43200 on 10-27-18 at David Dike, titled: Tack House. Biography Fred Darge Friedrich Ernst Darge Born: March 1 1900 Rendsburg, Germany Died: April 10 1978 Dallas, Texas Entered the U.S. ; Jan. 14 1923 at Port Arthur, Texas. By 1924 he was in Chicago painting under the W.P.A. Artists policy and attending the Art Institute of Chicago from where he graduated. While in Chicago he painted and made model sail boats, an interest he acquired in the German Merchant Marine at the age of 16. He also married, became a father, and managed a painting trip throughout Minnesota and the Dakota's with his wife and son. By July of 1933 he had separated from his wife and son in Chicago and had settled in San Antonio, Texas as a starving artist. In September, 1935 he moved to Dallas where he finished his paintings during the winter months and spent the summers painting on the ranches in West Texas and New Mexico. He entered the Army on Nov. 11 1942, served in the south Pacific and was honorably discharged on March 22 1944. He went to work in the defense industry for North American Aviation as a technical illustrator until the wars end. Back in Dallas, Fred bought a WWII ambulance and converted it to an artist's studio-van and spent the years from 1946 to 1978 traveling and painting throughout Texas and New Mexico, returning to Dallas to finish his paintings, carve, build and sail his model boats. His later years were spent at his studio adjacent to the Dallas Art Association where he also acted as an Instructor. His paintings have been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, Taos, and Sante Fe . Please look at all my other oil paintings; Texas Hill Country Bluebonnets: Salinas Robert Wood Fred Darge Rolla Taylor Gaitha Browning Baker A. D. Greer W. A. Slaughter Santa Duran WRThrasher Gary Lynn Roberts Joe Rader Roberts Roger Ikers Paul Baca Exa Wall Freeman Harman Garvin Harris Don Harren Hansen Hermann Herring Harding Homer Collins Charles Summey Weidhofer Warren Olan Travis Reece James Frazier Jerry Malzahn Kovach Krogle Russ Vickers Sharp Carl Hoppe Don Burt John Berry Gaitha Browning Paul Gregg Paul Mann Renegade Gerald McCann George Henderson Dawson Watson McDonald Dwight Holmes Peter Lanz Holmstedt Don Warran Lazzaro Laurence Coffelt Hardy Martin Fred Windsor Wilton McCoy Kendrick Vail Vivian Love Gordon Pond Lopez Swantner William Orth Corson Frank Lazzaro Franklin Blackman Mark Geller Gibson Garza John William Orth Shelton Stirnweis Roney Shepler Peter Plotkins Ron Stewart Randolf Alfredo Rodriguez Sol Korby E.M. Dillard Dolly S. Nabinger Malone Nida Rudd Massey Mae Barbee Bilson Kee Barry Bud Breen Jim Dooley Joe Grandee Enright Wolf Windsor Dick Lopeman Roman Froman Fox Gomez Manuel Garza Mel Bradshaw Albert Lee Tauch Oscar Parra G. Yurik Rick Lawrence Kennington Willard Pratt Dolfi Stoki Thomas J. Michell etc.Condition:Excellent condition with no issues. Sold as is, so please look at all pictures for exact condition or description of this painting., Size:Medium (up to 36in.), Region of Origin:US, Artist:Fred Darge, Style:Impressionism, Listed By:Dealer or Reseller, Quantity Type:Single-Piece Work, Painting Surface:Canvas Board, Medium:Oil, Date of Creation:1900-1949, Signed?:Signed, Year:1935, Features:Framed, Width (Inches):25, Color:Western Landscape, Subject:Western Friendly Encounter, Originality:Original, Height (Inches):22
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14x17 original 1935 oil painting by FRED DARGE "Friendly Encounter" Western