ARNOLD FRIBERG – FAMOUS USA ARTIST, BEST KNOWN FOR HIS PAINTING’The Prayer at Valley Forge’ and series of paintings for the film Ten Commandments. Also painted the Queen and Prince of Wales. Great Provenance – RARE ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE etc FROM ARNOLD FRIBERG TO HIS FRIEND, ARTIST AND GALLERY OWNER ALLAN HUSBERG. LETTERS DATE MOSTLY FROM 1980’s/1990’s. Handwritten LETTERS, some written in Pencil, 5 photo’s of Arnold with his Mountie painting etc. Good insight to how Arnold Friberg painted and developed his paintings. Letters are between 1 page and 5 pages in length. Letters vary in size, but mostly around 28CM by 21.5CM and folded. A lot of Royalty related content includes Queen and Prince of Wales. Arnold Friberg, this is my final lot of Arnold Friberg artist related letters, photographs, cards etc. Left the best to last. Christmas card with lovely handwritten message in pen with drawing inside to husberg gallery. 5 photographs of Arnold Friberg with his Mountie painting. First day cover signed by Arnold Friberg (1980) and some other flyers etc. Postcard from Canada, covers royal events with Prince Charles and Di. Got on well with the Prince, good sense of humour etc. Buckingham Palace postcard Painting the Queen in 1990, hoping Queen wont be disappointed with his painting. Buckingham Palace postcard Painting the Queen in 1990, writes about Queen on her Horse and how friendly and cooperative she is. Also lovely small drawing by Arnold where the stamp would be based on Joshua Reynolds famous painting with Sir Arnold below. Copies given to Husberg from Arnold includes Academy Motion Picture Arts Nomination for Ten Commandments, and other royal invites, letters etc. 3 page letter covering paintings and nice small drawings of a sun smiling with dollars floating down. 5 page letter with good content talks about saloon painting and meeting John Wayne in the past. 1 page letter writing from Hospital enclosing the first day cover. 1 page letter about Mountie print and crests of the Queen/Prince Charles. 5 page letter covering his painting styles and how to paint various objects etc, beads etc. 1 page (two sides) covering Remington (artist) etc on headed paper. 1 page letter meeting with the Queen in Canada etc. 1 page letter on now being a member of the RSA. 2 page letter about portraits of the Queen etc and small drawing in pen to top of letter. Some damage to letter. Condition – Folded and some creasing, please see photographs for more detail. GREAT PROVENANCE AND RARE TO FIND. TO BE SENT IN HARDBACK ENVELOPE. Arnold was asked to commemorate a centennial event by recreating on canvas the first pioneer Sunday school taught by Richard Ballantyne. Delighted with the painting, adele cannon howells, the primary President of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints wanted to commission Friberg to create twelve paintings depicting the Book of Mormon for The Primary’s published magazine called The Children’s Friend. Financing for taking on such a project was an obstacle as there was not enough in the budget of the magazine to cover the cost of an artist, nor would the church supply any funding. They also caught the eye of Hollywood scouts searching for an artist for cecil b demilles epic motion picture The Ten Commandments, DeMille was shown some of Friberg’s paintings by a publisher friend and hired him. Starting in 1953, Friberg spent three years in Hollywood as DeMille’s chief artist and designer working on the previsualization paintings for The Ten Commandments. Friberg’s paintings included costume design for the main characters, for which he won an Academy Award nomination. In 1968, Friberg was commissioned by Chevrolet to create a series of paintings showing the greatest moments in college football for use in their 1969 advertising campaign. After extensive research on the location during winter and the equipment and gear used by revolutionary war soldiers, Friberg created his 1975 painting The Prayer at Valley Forge. Due to his previous work with the RCMP, Friberg was commissioned to paint HRH The Prince of Wales and his horse Centennial (great-grandson of Man O’War). This led to an additional commission in 1990 to paint a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, also with Centennial. Both portraits were painted at Buckingham Palace. The item “ARNOLD FRIBERG USA artist Handwritten letters etc Painted Royalty, Queen etc” is in sale since Wednesday, December 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Other Certified Originals”. The seller is “cornwall2day” and is located in St. Ives. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe.
- Surname Initial: F
- Certification: Certified: Private Signings
- Type: Artist
- Object: Letters etc