Friedolin Kessler | Power Lines

The paintings and drawings of Friedolin Kessler (1913-1995) show an unusual variety of both subject matter and treatments. While noted for his linoleum cuts in the early years of his career, especially his "Mission" series, he was also accomplished in drawing, painting, photography and woodworking. His life in art began with drawing: his first major piece at the age of 12 - a large 8 ft. by 4 ft. chalk drawing in his classroom - won him a scholarship to study art at Washington University in his home state of Missouri. As a young adult he moved to California, and spent the rest of his years there devoted fully to his life in the arts. He remained prolific and notable throughout his life. Here, we see examples of his oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, self portraits and preparatory sketches of a few of these works.

image Power Lines Year Unknown
image Hillside Year Unknown
image Forest Year Unknown
image Peach Tree Year Unknown
image Sunset Year Unknown
image Waves Year Unknown
image Self Portrait 1947
image Self portrait 1930's
image Self Portrait early 30's
image Church on Hill Year Unknown
image Drawing 1 for "Church on Hill" Year Unknown
image Drawing 2 for "Church on Hill" Year Unknown
image Old House Year Unknown
image Abandoned house Year Unknown
image Drawing for "Old House and Filling Station" 1948
image Checkered Cloth Year Unknown
image Bad Turn Year Unknown
image Winchester House Year Unknown
image Propellers 1944
image The Shipyard 1940's
image Charles 1940
image Under Water Year Unknown
image Field with Sun Year Unknown
image Field with Moon Year Unknown
image Leaf Mandala Year Unknown
image Feather Year Unknown
image Untitled 1 Year Unknown
image Wheat Year Unknown