Fremont Ellis

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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- High Noon 1971- Matthews Gallery
High Noon, 1971
Watercolor
16 x 20 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Davey and Cristo Rey diptych 1952- Matthews Gallery
Davey/Cristo Rey diptych, 1952
Watercolor
13 x 23 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Idaho Falls 1965- Matthews Gallery
Idaho Falls, 1965
Watercolor
11.25 x 14 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- La Plata Mountains 1972- Matthews Gallery
La Plata Mountains, 1972
Watercolor
16 x 20 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Stream on Road to Taos- Matthews Gallery
Stream on Road to Taos
Watercolor
12 x 13.75 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Trucas Peaks 1970- Matthews Gallery
Trucas Peaks, 1970
Watercolor and Ink
17 x 19.5 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Untitled Acapulco Scene- Matthews Gallery
Untitled (Acapulco Scene)
Watercolor
13 x 11.25 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Untitled Red Cliffs circa 1950- Matthews Gallery
Untitled (Red Cliffs), c. 1950
Conte
15.75 x 14.25 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Valle Grande Road to Jemez- Matthews Gallery
Valle Grande, Road to Jemez
Watercolor
10.25 x 12.25 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Valley and Mountain- Matthews Gallery
Valley and Mountain
Watercolor
13.75 x 16 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Autumn by the River- Matthews Gallery
Autumn by the River
Oil on Panel
31 x 37 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Acapulco Bay 1955- Matthews Gallery
Acapulco Bay, 1955
Watercolor
12 x 14 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Christmas Eve 1975- Matthews Gallery
Christmas Eve, 1975
Watercolor
18 x 14.5 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Church at Alamos- Matthews Gallery
Church at Alamos
Charcoal on Paper
16.5 x 20 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Impression Canyon de Chelly circa 1950- Matthews Gallery
Impression: Canyon de Chelly, c. 1950
Colored Pencil
13 x 11.25 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Rancho Chico- Matthews Gallery
Rancho Chico
Pastel
13.25 x 16 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Road in Taos diptych 1950- Matthews Gallery
Road in Taos diptych, 1950
Watercolor
14 x 22 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- View of Canyon de Chelly circa 1956- Matthews Gallery
View of Canyon de Chelly, c. 1956
Watercolor
11.5 x 12 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Owen Sound April 1974- Matthews Gallery
Owen Sound, April 1974
Watercolor
11 x 14 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Man and Dog on Beach- Matthews Gallery
Man and Dog on Beach
Ink on paper
11.5 x 14 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Taos 56- Matthews Gallery
Taos 56
Watercolor
11 x 14 in
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Fremont  Ellis Fremont Ellis- Untitled New Mexico Landscape- Matthews Gallery
Untitled (New Mexico Landscape)
Watercolor
18 x 21 in
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Fremont  Ellis

Fremont Ellis

Fremont Ellis Description

Fremont Ellis (1897-1985) was born in Virginia City, Montana and spent his early life traveling around to mining towns with his father, a jack of all trades who worked as a dentist, carnival performer and theater operator. When Ellis was 14, he visited New York City and fell in love with the work of Albert Bierstadt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He dreamed of becoming a painter, but decided to be an optometrist instead for practicality’s sake.

As a young man Ellis moved to El Paso, Texas to start an optometry practice, but it failed almost immediately and he left for Santa Fe, where he got married. Still beset by hard times, Ellis moved to California and found work as a photographer. He returned to Santa Fe in 1921 and continued with his photography, but befriended four local painters: Jozef Bakos, Walter Mruk, Willard Nash and Will Shuster.

Soon Ellis was using his photography skills to create paintings, tinting photographic studies of landscapes and replicating the hues on his palette. He and his friends founded Los Cinco Pintores (The Five Painters), a modernist art society that would fall apart after just five years but influence Ellis for the rest of his life.

Ellis took cues from impressionism, post impressionism and modernism in his sweeping, dynamic landscape paintings in oil. His palette was all his own, capturing the fiery spirit of the Southwestern landscape with a mix of modern sophistication and high key vigor.

See Ellis' paintings in our collection, and learn more about the artist on the Matthews Gallery blog.

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