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Artist – Frederick L Sexton 1889-1975

Title – Maritime Scene (Probably New England)

Medium - Oil on board C1920’s

Size – 46 x 54cm (Frame) 36 x 44cm (Image)

Interesting Impressionist Oil on Board by the American artist Frederick L Sexton. We think the painting is probably a scene around the New England coastline as that was the area, he most painted.

Frederick Lester Sexton was born in 1889 in Cheshire, Connecticut. He studied at the Yale School of Fine Arts with Sergeant Kendall, Edwin Taylor, A.V. Tack. He was a Winchester Traveling Fellow in 1915 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1917.

Most of Sexton’s landscapes and still life was painted in the region between New Haven and Old Lyme, Connecticut. He was active with the Old Lyme colony of artists beginning in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. He painted in a bold but realist post-Impressionist style, often employing a palette knife. As a baby, he was severely burned in a fire, and, although his right hand was permanently closed, this did not affect his ability to paint throughout his life, or to build his own 28-ft sailing yacht in 1955. After studying at Yale, he served in WW1 as an ambulance driver. Upon his return in 1919, painting became his profession. He also taught widely at schools in the New Haven area.


The Salmagundi Club in 1929 which was an early important art club in New York City. It held regular exhibitions and formed a collection.
Lyme Art Association, 1936 – 1972.
New Haven Paint & Clay Club, 1922 – on.

Permanent Collections:

New Haven Paint & Clay Club
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hopkins School
New Haven City Hall
St. Margaret’s School, Waterbury
University of Connecticut, Storrs