Sea Cliff Arts Council presents the watercolors of Frederick Giner, which will be on view at Sea Cliff Library through June. Giner’s interest in design started at an early age, when he did freelance fashion design while attending school and the Art Students League. A World War II veteran, he studied fashion design and illustration at Parson’s upon returning.
Giner and his partners at Bennett Shirt opened the popular boutique Tomas, which catered to customers such as Jacqueline Kennedy. Bennett Shirt gave him the opportunity to work with stores such as Joseph Magnin and Neiman Marcus. A switch in careers led him to become vice president of Keg Knitters as the director of design. When Giner retired from the fashion industry, he returned to his original love: art.
He is a member of the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute, the Manhasset Art Association, The Art Guild and the Artist’s Studio with Steve Lampasona. He has won several prizes for his art and held a gallery at Citibank in Old Brookville. Giner also enjoys skiing, sailing at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club for 22 years and is a founding member of the Sea Cliff Tennis Club.
Stop by to see his very special paintings. Meet the artist for the art opening on Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.