Oil on artist’s board Signed L/L “Frederick (X) Geiger”. American circa 1930.
Size 10 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ in original frame.
Painted in the divisionist style that followed Seurat’s 1885 pointilist revolution, Geiger’s landscapes emphasize the encasement of individual trees by the forest, and the slowly icing river. The divisionist style differs from pointilism in that true pointilism only uses circular or ovular dabs of paint set beside each other in color opposition, while divisionism allows for any shape dabs, while maintaining the contrasting color which creates such vivid and tactile surfaces.