Evenly Matched is an original oil painting by Frederick Hoertz showing two racing sail boats in the foreground cruising thru choppy waters about to pass a number 8 bouy. There are at least three people on each boat. There are two more sail boats in the background on the left . The sky is blue and the clouds indicate good wind which makes it a great day for a sail. The stretcher bars on left and right sides are visible on front side of canvas and there is a small repair in the middle of the painting. Signed by the artist in the lower left corner. There is also a label on the back side of the stretcher bar probably written by the artist with the title of the painting and his personal information.
Frederick J. Hoertz ( 1889 – 1978 ) was well known for his marine paintings and lithographs. He worked for aircraft and shipping companies throughout his life. During World War I he contributed to ship camouflage suggesting ideas such as camouflage patterns on the starboard side of a war ship and the black silhouette of a destroyer on the port side which made it look as if it were being escorted.