French, 1876–1943

Paul Léon Frequenez was a landscape painter, engraver and painter of watercolors. He was born in Mouzon in the Ardennes and studied with Fernand Cormon and Julien Gustave Gagliardini. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris, receiving various medals for his work, including a gold medal in 1924, for his work Sur le Vieil Escalier, au Matin.

His depictions of parks in the Paris environs are reminiscent of the many large impressionist views of the gardens of Versailles and St. Cloud painted by Gaston La Touche and Paul César Helleu in the 1890s and photographed by Eugène Atget.

Works by Frequenez were popular with both European and American collectors. One of his major works, Parc de Saint Cloud sous la Neige, measuring 61 by 79 inches, was purchased by the Philadelphia collector John Wanamaker and is now in a private collection in Florida.

Other works are in the collections of several French museums, according to the Historic Center for National Archives in Paris. Frequenez’ Fontaine à Vaison, a landscape in Provence – Côte d’Azur, is in the collection of the Musée Dijon, as are his Le Bassin de Neptune à Versailles; Le Miroir; and Parc de Versailles, le char embourbé.

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