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Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick © Sean Seltzer

In the Gallery at Broadmoor: Frederick "Fritz" Kubitz

January 31, 2024

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary presents their February and March show: oil and watercolor paintings by Frederick "Fritz" Kubitz, on display February 1-March 31, 2024.

Watercolor painting depicting an egret in flight
© Frederick "Fritz" Kubitz

About the Artist

Frederick “Fritz” Kubitz is a professional oil and watercolorist who paints in a bold, vigorous personal style. He invites the viewer to look into his world and observe his impressions of traditional New England subjects. He displays in his paintings an imaginative use of natural light that translates into a luminescent quality. His compositions are dramatic and create an emotional mood. By the use of fresh colors, glazes and precise brush strokes, he shows virtuosity and mastery of his chosen mediums. He paints realistically to communicate visually what is on his mind.

The theme of his paintings cover a wide range of topics featuring Maine Harbors, Cape Cod Dunes, Vermont Countryside, New Hampshire Ski Trails, Boston Cityscapes and many other scenes from his travels around the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Kubitz feels it is essential to the painting process to work on location; to extract the essence of a scene while “on the spot” and later develop these studies into major paintings in his Wellesley studio.

Painting of a Yellow-bellied sapsucker perched on a branch
© Frederick "Fritz" Kubitz

The artist’s formal training as an architect is evident in his portrayal of old New England buildings. His knowledge of structure and keen eye for detail reinforces the permanence and stability of these edifices which are often important elements in his compositions.

The artist is especially interested in painting scenes of Boston and its historic places. His painting entitled “Trinity Church - Copley Square” was reproduced as a signed and numbered limited edition lithograph. Its success prompted the reproduction of a series of limited edition giclee prints about Boston and other New England subjects through the Master’s Collection.