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Pal Fried (1893-1976)Hungarian/American Listed Original Oil Female Nude Portrait

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Pal Fried (1893-1976) Hungarian/American Listed Original Oil Female Nude Portrait

Up for sale is vintage original oil on canvas painting by Hungarian/American artist Pal Fried (1893-1976). This portrait of a female nude is titled “Charmaine” and it is very well executed employing a sophisticated knowledge of light, color and perspective.

The painting itself is measuring about 24” (61 cm) by 20” (51 cm), and the frame is measuring 34 ½” (87 cm) by 30 ½” (77 cm).

It is signed by the artist in the lower left corner and titled at the back.

This painting would be a very sound investment and a great addition to any collection.

Pal Fried (1893-1976)

Pal Fried (1893-1976) was born in Budapest and studied at the Hungarian Academie under Professor Hugo Pohl and in Paris under Claude Monet and Lucien Simone.

Under Pohl's influence, he executed many portraits, nudes and Oriental scenes in pastel. He was also greatly influenced by the French Impressionist School of Renoir and Degas.

Pal Fried widened and enriched his palette while traveling in Spain and Africa, gaining a mastery of light and movement. After returning to Paris, Fried began concentrating on portraiture, in which he became a recognized master.

He emigrated to America after World War II and taught at the Academy of Arts in New York before moving to Hollywood, where Pal Fried gained popularity painting high society women and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and other screen stars.

In the European manner, Fried's signature on his paintings was Fried Pal, last name first. His works are listed in many Fine Arts Books, and many have sold at auctions for upwards of $15,000.

Pal Fried died in New York City at his York Avenue home on March 6, 1976, at the age of 82, four days after the death of his beloved wife, Eva. (from

Please don’t confuse our low starting bid or discounted price with the actual value of the piece.

Please note that most of the items we sell are vintage or antique, and therefore they have some imperfections due to age, wear, etc. Anything I consider significant I would mention in the description. I’m describing the items to the best of my knowledge, however please ask any verifying questions or additional photos prior to bidding.

Also please note that we deal in fine art, we are not a framing business. We examine carefully the paintings, but the frames we get them in come along just as complementary, in “as found“ or “as is” condition.


Shipping Details

Buyer pays cost of $56.50 shipping and handling for Continental US, $37.50 in Ontario and Quebec and $49.50 the rest of Canadian provinces.

International shipping varies from $127.00 to $238.00 by Air Mail unframed to the most European countries. Please contact us for exact shipping cost to your country.

If you are planning to reframe the painting and therefore don’t need the existing frame, please let us know, so we could un-frame the painting and see if the shipping cost can be reduced.

If purchased outside of Canada, buyer is responsible for any customs and duty fees, should they be assessed, as each country has different import/customs regulations.

We are also trying to be cooperative with our customers in regards to theirs preferences in shipping issues.

We take great care in packing the items to make sure they arrive safely, and all of our items are fully insured. We do everything possible on our part to ensure safe shipping, but we cannot be responsible for the work of the Postal Services and any loss or damage caused by them; however we will assist with insurance claim if needed.

Payment Details

Payment is expected within 7 days after the end of the auction, unless other arrangements have been made.

Canadian residents please add 5% GST or 12-15% HST where applicable.

Canadian buyers are welcome to pay in Canadian funds at ACTUAL exchange rate, so each of us would save 2,5-3,5% on bank's exchange fees. Just let us know that you wish to pay in $C and we will send you an invoice, so you could pay either via PayPal or Interac e-Transfer.

Moreover, when you are paying us in Canadian funds via bank wire-transfer or Interac e-transfer it saves us about 5% on such transaction and we would gladly pass that to you in a form of equal discount.

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