Nothing in the American landscape occupies its space the way grain elevators do. When you fly over the country and look down, they stand out as a predominant feature. Most of them were built long ago and are now monuments to a bygone era. Some are still in use. I'm not sure of the status of the Triple Elevator; I hope it lives on for many years. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang. 

- Mitchell Freifeld

Triple Elevator

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

49" h x 30" w x 2" d
9 lbs. 5 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. 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.”