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Fred Machetanz Lithographic Portraits of Alaska


Fred Machetanz (1908-2002) is considered Alaska's preeminent artist. More than fifty years ago Machetanz encountered the village of Unalakleet. There he transformed the shimmering blues and greens of the snow and ice, the golds and reds of northern light and the grays and blues of polar bear fur into the palette of Alaska. His Renaissance glazing technique gave his paintings their unique luminescent quality. His oil paintings and lithographs furnish the viewer with a visual narrative of the Eskimo lifestyle and the extraordinary landscape of our largest state.

Spring Fever Two polar bears enjoy the warmth of the Spring sun. Sight measures approximately 25" x 21" The framed piece measures 35" x 31" It is signed "F. Machetanz, 1975" in the plate lower left. It is numbered 93/950 in pencil lower left and signed in pencil "F. Machetanz" lower right. It is beautifully matted and framed in gilt silver. (Stock number 003Machetanz1) SOLD

Leaving the Nest A mother polar bear leads her cub out of their cave. Sight measures approximately 28" x 21" The framed piece measures 38" x 21" It is signed "F. Machetanz, 1985" in the plate lower left. It is numbered 317/950 in pencil lower left and signed in pencil "F. Machetanz" lower right. It is beautifully matted and framed in gilt silver. (Stock number 003Machetanz2) SOLD


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