Artist

Mitchell Freifeld
Portland, Oregon

Mitchell Freifeld cannot remember a time when he did not draw and paint. He won his first juried show at age 10 and decided that someday, he’d be a “real painter.” He settled in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early ’70s and got involved in the burgeoning tech industry. From there, he moved to Portland upon accepting an information technology position. After being laid off the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he devoted himself full-time to painting and has been living his dream ever since. His work focuses on architecture and cityscapes, and portrays everyday places that “become lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity.”

Artist and Customer Comments


K Moon 5/29/2015 | 12:48 AM

I really love the artwork I bought, In The Small Hours #3. The colors are vibrant. It's just beautiful. Thanks Mitch!

K Moon 4/2/2015 | 9:03 PM

Love your artwork and delivering your mail.

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S Day purchased this artwork. 6/11/2014 | 2:37 PM

This is a fun and interesting piece of art. I like what he does. I like the colors. It is bright but not annoyingly so. He does nice clean work and his finish is neatly done. His photos of his art on UGallery are the real thing. No camera or lighting alterations. Good Job Mr. Freifeld!

Emas House
by MITCHELL FREIFELD


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2015

30" h x 40" w x 1.75" d
5 lbs. 6 oz.

$2,275


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Artwork Details

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The Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by the Arts & Architecture magazine. The program ran intermittently from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948 and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. This is a riff on case study house #8, built in 1949 and designed by Charles and Ray Eames. The landscaping was mature by the late 50s, giving a very private ambiance to the site. The smell of eucalyptus is very strong there.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Oil painting

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Stretched canvas

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