Frederick McDuff

Frederick Hale McDuff was a self-taught painter inspired by leisure scenes found in French impressionist works. He analyzed the chemical makeup of paints used by those artists and modified contemporary, store-bought oil paints to more closely resemble materials that would have been available during the period. His representational paintings, with light-filled, unrestrained brushwork depicting figures in Victorian clothing, introduce the viewer to “a world devoid of harshness, a serene place of gracious living.

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