Noyes Museum of Art

Oceanville, NJ



Fred Returns: Selected Works of Fred Noyes from the Permanent Collection


In honor of a recent acquisition of a large collection of artwork created by the Museum's founder - Fred W. Noyes, Jr. (1905-1987) - the Noyes Museum of Art will organize the first retrospective exhibition to focus exclusively on his artistic achievements. Running from October 7, 2000 through February 4, 2001, "Fred Returns: Selected Works of Fred Noyes from the Permanent Collection" will feature watercolors, oils and gouaches dating throughout Fred Noyes's entire artistic career. Fred began his art studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and later moved on to study at the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. Influenced by Paul Cezanne, synthetic cubism and Paul Klee at various times throughout his career, Fred's work eventually became more grounded in the sunny landscape of the southern New Jersey shore region. (left: Bouquet with Black Bowl, 23 x 19 1/2 inches; right: Apples in White Bowl, 20 x 16 inches)

Best known in the local communities around Atlantic City as the founder (along with his wife Ethel Marie Noyes) of the Towne of Historic Smithville and the Ram's Head Inn, Fred was a major supporter of many artistic and civic institutions. The Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville was one of his major charitable achievements. The Museum opened to the public in June of 1983 on a site overlooking Lily Lake. (left: Green and Yellow Pears, 12 1/2 x 20 inches; right: Turnip, 16 x 20 inches)

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