RED ROCK HILL, SAN FRANCISCO
Oil on Board
18¼ x 23¾ Inches
Signed Lower Left "Fred Korburg" and Dated 1970
Provenance: Los Robles Galleries, Palo Alto, California
Born in Denmark, Frederick Korburg first studied at the Graphic Art Center in Copenhagen and, subsequently, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg under Max Lieberman. After moving to California in 1920, Korburg furthered his studies with Armin Hansen in Carmel before settling in San Francisco in 1924 and working as a cartoonist for the Call-Bulletin. In time, Korburg was appointed the San Francisco Call-Bulletin's art director and, through wide distribution by Hearst papers, became well known for his graphic work and satirical cartoons of political, theatrical and sporting personalities and events. Upon retiring in 1961, Korburg returned to fine art, traveling widely and painting lyrical coastal scenes of Denmark, France and California. Over the course of a long career, Frederick Korburg was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. He exhibited widely and with success including at the San Francisco Art Association (1937) , the Oakland Art Gallery and Palo Alto's Los Robles Galleries which held several one-man exhibitions of his work.
Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 2, p. 1891; Artists in California 1786-1940, Third edition, Vol 1, p. 641; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2009/10 Edition, p. 1501; et al.
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