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Rod Frederick - AN EARLY LIGHT BREAKFAST (DIPTYCH) -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop

by Rod Frederick

Original Retail Price $235.00
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Limited Edition of: 1750
Image Size: 23 7/8"w x 18"h.
Published: November 1992

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"There are two stories happening in this scene. One is the osprey nest and the other is in the forest where the bison are standing. By creating a diptych, I can keep the two animals separate, but still together in their habitat, which is the way they actually live.

"The tall, thin left side of the diptych has the female osprey standing on the nest. The wider panel on the right has, in addition to the bison, the male osprey flying with a fish in his talons, delivering it to the babies in the next painting over.

"It is definitely a summertime scene. The ospreys have returned to the north to nest not that the ice has melted off the high mountain lakes. The osprey is one of the most widespread raptors in the world. They're found on most continents, but they can winter only in areas where lakes are ice-free because they feed exclusively on fish. The bison used to be as widespread as the osprey, but bison were more easily and thoroughly hunted. I symbolize that by having the ospreys in the light, but the bison just coming out of the shadows."

Rod Frederick
The serene outdoors seem at odds with the wild and crazy character of this artist, who is as famous for his paintings as he is for his sense of humor and gaudy shirts! If seen on his constant excursions into the wilds, many a collector would tell of an eccentric pirate come to life, only this swashbuckling, seemingly fearless explorer was more anxious to gain and share the treasure of knowledge rather than riches. "I grew up in a house full of pets," he says. "My mom had a degree in fine arts and although my dad was a lawyer, he was a weekend painter." So his love of animals and art was sown early (also inspired when he received a gift of Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds) and he attended Willamette University with a major in art and a minor in biology. "So I could know my subjects outside and in," he says. He put that education to good use as he embarked on a fine art career that would allow him to do what he enjoyed most; explore and learn. Frederick built his house in the middle of the Oregon wilderness and filled it with birds and animals. He’s hiked and camped in mountains and forests throughout the northwest U.S., Central America and East Africa. He knows the lakes and mountains as well as he knows the plains and deserts, not to mention almost all the creatures who live there, from the smallest bird to the largest elephant. And he will paint them on whatever size canvas suits them best. In addition to his peaceful views of animals in their natural habitats, he is also known for his paintings’ many different sizes and shapes—each chosen to best suit his perfectly balanced images of wildlife and wilderness.


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