Fred Darge


Fred Darge


Rendsburg, Germany


Western genre-cowboy, landscape

Darge was born in Germany. By 1924, he was in Chicago attending the Art Institute of Chicago from where he graduated. By July of 1933 he had settled in San Antonio, Texas. In 1935 he moved to Dallas where he finished his paintings during the winter months and spent the summers painting on the ranches in West Texas and New Mexico. He served in the Army until 1944. He went to work for North American Aviation as a technical illustrator until the war’s end. From 1946 to 1978 he traveled and painted throughout Texas and New Mexico. His later years were spent at his studio adjacent to the Dallas Art Association where he also acted as an Instructor.

His paintings have been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, Taos, and Sante Fe .