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100 Scrapetown Rd- By Appointment Only Pemberton, NJ 08068 , United States Call Seller 609.354.8504

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Powerful Freda L. Reiter Pastel Drawing of Rabbis Mid-Century Moder

$ 1,250
  • Description
    Wonderful Freda L. Reiter pastel sketch of two Rabbis, a favourite subject matter of the artist-signed and dated 1976. Freda L. Reiter was a courtroom sketch artist and did art for the Philadelphia Inquirer and worked as a TV sketch artist. Showing a talent for art at an early age, Freda and her identical twin sister Ida won 21 scholarships for art schools. In Mexico City she studied with Diego Rivera, returning to the US in 1943. She worked as a volunteer for the USO, drawing sketches of soldiers, and married dentist Frank Reiter that same year. She covered many high profile trials as a sketch artist, and spent two years in Washington, DC covering the hearings and trials of Watergate for the ABC Television network. Freda was the courtroom sketch artist for the Watergate trials, where cameras weren’t permitted. Her deftly drawn pastels depict moments inside and out of the legal proceedings, lending drama to an all but invisible sequence of events. Reiter’s powerful work was aired on nightly news shows and became the popular images of a political scandal that captured the frustrated nation’s imagination. Viewed today, these skilful interpretations have a depth of feeling that few photographs achieve.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood, Paper
    Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use. Drawing is covered with non glare glass-no damage to picture surface. The silver metallic wooden frame shows only light wear with some minor nicks and dings to the finish.
    Creation Date: 1976
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 393598
  • Dimensions
    W. 29 in; H. 19 in; D. 1.75 in;
    W. 73.66 cm; H. 48.26 cm; D. 4.45 cm;
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