Loïs Frederick was born in 1930 in Hay Springs, a Nebraska village with a population of 570. The American landscapes of her childhood doubtless left a mark on Loïs Frederick’s work. Between the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains and the National Forest of Nebraska, these landscapes of contrasts and huge expanses nurtured her imagination. From this, the artist would retain horizontal formats and compositions built up from a balance of masse. The palette of her early works was natural, inspired by landscapes. She brought together blues, greens, blacks and earth colors.