This is another view of architect William Cody's great gas station. This is the 3rd visit to it on canvas. Each time a different take. Cody designed many buildings in Palm Springs that came to epitomize modern architecture; what we now call Mid-Century Modern.  One of them is a wonderful gas station on the road leading into the area.  I wonder what big stars stopped here (or had their drivers stop here) for gas back in the day. Bob Hope? Dinah Shore? Frank Sinatra? Leo Carrillo? 

- Mitchell Freifeld

William Cody Gas Station #3

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

25" h x 35" w x 1.75" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Mitchell Freifeld
Portland, Oregon

Getting to Know Mitchell

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. On the drive home after being laid off the day of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he realized life is short and decided to devote himself full-time to painting. His work focuses on architecture and cityscapes, and portrays everyday places that become lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity.