Frank Trefny







 

 

Links of Memory,
 Oil on canvas, 24 x 32",
$3200




 

 

Autumn Floor
Oil on linen, 50 x 36"
$6500




 

Still Life with Celadon Plate,
Oil on board, 32 x 24"
Private Collection




 

Steel's Cove, Morning
Oil on board, 16 x 20"
$1600




 

Tulips in a Coors Vase,
Oil on board, 20 x 16"
$1800




 

Spring Bouquet in Green Vase,
Oil on board, 16 x 12"
$1200




 

Still Life with Nautilus
Oil on board, 30 x 40"
Private Collection




 

Spring Bouquet and Screen
Oil on board, 24 x 32"
Private Collection




 

October Bouquet, High Dunes,
Oil on board, 24 x 32"
$3200




 

Roses and Sandbar,
Oil on board, 24 x 32"
$3200




 

Still Life with Pumpkins,
oil on canvas 50 x 72" (55 x 77" framed)
$12,000




 

Spring Bouquet with Chinese Patterns
oil on canvas, 40 x 50" image size (48 x 58" framed in gold)
$7500




 

Spring Garden Morning,
oil on canvas 40 x 62" (48 x 70" framed)
Private Collection




 

Still Life with Honeydew Melon,
oil on canvas 32 x 42" (40 x 50" framed)
Private Collection




 

Vacation Bouquet
oil on board 32 x 24" (39 x 31" framed)
Private Collection




 

Still Life with Pastry,
oil on board 32 x 24" (39 x 31" framed)
Private Collection




 

Cosmos and Ocean
oil on board 32 x 24" (39 x 31" framed)
Private Collection




 

Spring Bouquet with Tree Peonies,
oil on canvas 32 x 24" (39 x 31" framed)
Private Collection




 

September Sound, Offshore Breeze,
oil on board 24 x 32"
Private Collection




 

Spring Bouquet with Cloud Break and Wake Waves,
oil on board 24 x 24"
Private Collection




 

September Reverie
oil on board 24 x 24"
$2,800




 

Vase and Persimmon
oil on board 12 x 12"
$1,200




 

Bouquet with Morning Glories in a Tiffany Vase
oil on board 10 x 8"
Private Collection




 

Still Life with Persimmons and Blue Jar,
oil on board 24 x 32"
Private Collection




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Reviews

Philadelphia painter Scott Noel wrote in a catalog of Trefny’s works in 1994, “In their orchestration of objects, fabrics and flowers, Frank Trefny’s still life paintings evoke a world of harmonious, sensual richness. The pictures are lush and full, celebrating the pleasures of beautiful things and beautiful painting, but the images also summon complex, layered feelings, the joy of their painterly sensuality leavened with wit and melancholy.”

In Art in America magazine (May 1996), esteemed art critic and contributing editor Gerrit Henry writes, “Trefny is a master at turning realistic configurations into painterly abstractions, and his unusually large (for still life) canvases can be read over and over again for their many incidents of exalted painterly brushwork in his renderings of brocades, Chinese screens, pagoda tables, folded and open Oriental fans, homegrown vegetables, flower arrangements and spreads of brilliant silks. Trefny haunts antique and junk stores before spending days assembling his “rude objets” into a setup he can live with--and paint. The results are astonishingly beautiful canvases, presenting many vistas all at once.”

Henry, Gerrit, “Frank Trefny,” Art in America, May, 1996

Other Publications: Scott, William P., “Frank Trefny,” American Artist, December 1987.