Girl Reading (c 1903-1904). Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874–1939). Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Frieseke studied at the Acadamie Julian, and with James Abbott McNeill Whistler for a short period at the Acadamie Carmen. Friesekes earliest mature works, images of individual women in interiors painted in fairly close tonalities, such as Girl Reading, reflect Whistlers influence.