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Art Opening: Frederick Kubitz - "All About Boston"

Join us on Saturday, March 30th, from 3-5 pm as we celebrate the opening of "All About Boston," a solo retrospective exhibition of paintings by Frederick Kubitz. Meet the artist and enjoy an afternoon of art and conversation while viewing an ode to our beloved city. Beverages will be served.

About the Show:

To coincide with the Boston Marathon and One Boston Day, The Guild of Boston Artists is proud to present "All About Boston," a solo retrospective exhibition of cityscapes in oil and watercolor by the nationally recognized artist and prominent local architect, Frederick Kubitz. The exhibition will hang in the Guild's Newbury Street gallery from March 30th to April 27th and commemorate the 95-year-old artist's four-decade-long painting career inspired by the city he helped to create.

Showing interest in drawing and painting from a young age, Frederick "Fritz" Kubitz was encouraged to train as an architect and received his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a student in the developing city, he was immediately enthralled by Boston’s urban landscape. Upon graduation, the young architect was offered a position at the firm Eero Saarinen & Associates. He would go on to build an impressive portfolio and participated in the design of the TWA Flight Center at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, Dulles International Airport, and the London Embassy. From there, he was offered a position as a Jr. Partner in a large Boston firm where he went on to add to the architectural canvas that lay before him, planning the expansion at Logan International Airport and designing several of its terminal buildings. He later started his own office, designing academic buildings at Harvard and Tufts Universities, and remodeling the old Fenway Theater/Biltmore Hotel to become the Berklee College of Music.

Throughout his education and career as an architect, Fritz continued to nurture his passion for painting, eventually devoting himself to fine art, creating first in watercolors and then in oils. Since 1990, Mr. Kubitz has painted a staggering 2800 pieces. While his subjects come from throughout the US and Europe, his most beloved scenes capture the vibrant and ever-changing cityscape of Boston and the surrounding landscapes of the New England Region. A quote from the American Watercolor Society Summer 2021 Newsletter expounds, "Frederick Kubitz has an intuitive ability in choosing appealing subject matter, plus a unique sense of style, placement, and dramatic use of lighting effects, giving him a much-honored place among New England painters." Often working on location, his paintings present Boston in an earnest, luminescent, natural light that calls back to the admiration he felt towards the city as a student. Meanwhile, his architectural background enhances his compositions with a deep knowledge of structure and a keen eye for detail. From memorializing its iconic and historic landmarks to documenting its citizens and visitors in quotidian moments of leisure, Kubitz captures the beauty and energy of Boston's every corner. "All About Boston" is an ode to a city Kubitz has dedicated his life to commemorating and quite literally, shaping.

Start Date:

3/30/24

Start Time:

03:00 PM

End Date:

3/30/2024

End Time:

Admission:

05:00 PM

FREE

Categories:

Performing Arts

Address:

The Guild of Boston Artists 162 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116

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