Frederick William Becker, California, 1888-1974. This beautiful impressionist painting of a stream is 24" by 30" in a 4 1/2" Period Newton Macklin frame. It is in excellent condition, oil on board, signed lower left. The painting is a great example of American Impressionism. An itinerant artist, specializing in landscapes and murals, Frederick Becker was born in Vermillion, South Dakota, and lived in New York City, Oklahoma City, Texas, Taos, New Mexico, and California in Cathedral City and Palm Springs. He studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design, the Mackey School of Art, the Art Students League of Los Angeles, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was head of the fine Arts Department of the University of Oklahoma City and also taught summer art classes there and at the University of New Mexico. While living in San Antonio, Texas, he was the First President of the Society of Texas Artists with headquarters in Austin. One of the early Taos artists, he lived with the Kit Carson family for many seasons. His work is in:Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and The Grace Museum. Becker is listed in Who was Who in American Art, Hughes and Artists in California and his work is represented in Museums.