HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY ROBERT FRIED. Painter, printmaker and sculptor Robert Fried is best known for the psychedelic rock concert poster he created during San Francisco's Summer of Love and it's aftermath. Born in Brooklyn in 1937, Fried's father was a master clockmaker who wrote several books on clock making, illustrated with his own technical drawings and those by his young son, whom he had instructed. Fried took drawing classes from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from age 11.
He studied graphic art at New York City Community College, receiving an Associate of Arts degree and worked as a commercial artist. Fried won a scholarship to attend the Cooper Union, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1961.
He was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship. They lived in Madrid for two years. During this period, Fried painted several large canvas paintings. In 1965, they moved back to New York City.
Fried applied to several graduate programs at various schools and was accepted by the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1966, Fried and Penelope drove across the country with their infant daughter. In 1968, he received his M. After noticing and becoming interested in psychedelic rock concert posters, he became friends with several poster artists of the day, Victor Moscoso and Rick Griffin. Fried received his first commission for a rock poster from Griffin.He was asked to create part of a triptych for concerts at the Avalon Ballroom by the Charlatans in 1967. The poster featured a photograph of The Charlatans pianist Michael Ferguson that was taken by noted photographer, Herb Greene. From 1967 through 1970, Fried created at least 18 different rock concert posters for promoters such as Chet Helms and Bill Graham of the Family Dog. Fried will forever be known as major contributor the the rock concert poster scene of the 1960's and 1970's.
As the demand for rock concert posters tappered off, Fried turned to painting and Fine Art prints. In 1971, Fried enjoyed a Artist Residency at Simon Frasier University near Vancouver, B. He exhibited frequently in the Bay Area and appeared in group shows at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, The College of Marin, Santa Clara University and the Oakland Museum. He also taught at the art institute and exhibited at faculty shows. He also received a National Edowment for the Arts grant for printmaking in 1974.
That same year, Fried and five other Bay Area artists, Gage Taylor, Robert Moon, Bill Martin, Gerald Gooch and Richard Lowenberg were commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Art to travel to Baja, California for a month and prepare materials for an exhibition reflecting their trip. The resulting exhibition, "Baja, " included paintings, watercolors, gouaches, sculptures, assemblages, photographs and films. On the same day as the opening reception for the exhibition, January 9, 1975, Fried suffered a stroke and died at a hospital in Redwood City, California.
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