Guido Frick was born in Konstanz, Germany in 1947. He worked for several years as a sports journalist covering events such as the Olympics, world championship boxing matches and soccer games. But after a serious car accident, Frick became handicapped for nearly two years. Since he enjoyed drawing and watercolor painting at a very young age, he decided to sign up at the academy in his hometown as soon as he could get around on crutches. He studied there for four years with Professor Karel Hodr, a well-known impressionist.
After reading an article about the great Russian Master, Sergei Bongart, in Southwest Art Magazine, Guido immediately signed up to study with Bongart and was taught by him until Bongart’s death in 1985. Frick was the last student to see this great master alive during a visit to a hospital in the Swiss mountains near Geneva.
“Sergei truly opened my eyes and showed me the way, “Guido said. “And I feel blessed that the Lord gave me the talent to execute his will, the ability to communicate with people through my paintings so that I can share the beauty I see in this world with others.”When Frick discovered he could make a living from painting, he quit his journalism career and became a full-time painter. While traveling in the United States, he discovered a great love for the American West. “I’m so happy to have a lifestyle that allows me to do the things I love the most – to paint, to teach, and to travel,” he said. “I feel my best when I’m standing in front of my easel surrounded by a fantastic western landscape.”
Guido now holds painting workshops in California, Colorado, Texas, and Arkansas.
Guido was featured in the book, “Art Journey American Landscapes: 89 Painters’Perspectives” which was released by North Light Books in January 2012. He is looking forward to a one-man show in one of Carmel’s finest art galleries, The New Masters Gallery.