November 26, 2022 - March 19, 2023 Spratlen Gallery
"My paintings are carefully planned and executed with no room for happy accidents." - Frieda Logan
Frieda Logan was an active local Springfield artist. She attended Springfield Senior High (now Central High School) where she took art classes from Roberta Stoneman Baker, who she cited as a lifelong influence on her artistic career. Upon graduation, Logan received a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute where she completed a fine arts degree. She went on to a successful freelance career in Kansas City creating commercial illustrations for Macy’s Department Store, among other businesses.
In 1984, Logan and her husband retired to Springfield where she continued to paint and was active in Springfield’s local art community through participation in the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance, the Springfield Art Museum’s annual Watercolor USA exhibition, and serving on the Visual Arts committee for Springfield Public Schools. This exhibition includes paintings in both acrylic and watercolor, gifted to the Museum in 2004 by Logan, featuring heartfelt renderings of daily life in the American Midwest during the 1980s.
Frieda Logan, Sunday at the Heart, 1982, Acrylic on canvas. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. Copyright Estate of Frieda Logan.