The artist stayed with his parents at Albany House, St Ives in 1892. He studied at University College, the Slade School and Julians Academy in Paris, and married Florence Crawford-Evans. They lived in London but travelled widely, and Frank was a special artist with the Manchester Guardian. He also wrote for the Architectural Review, being particularly interested in interiors and architecture in general, and was a Chief Examiner for the Royal Drawing Society.
He was the author of an article in The Studio: 'Concarneau, Brittany as a Sketching Ground'.
His painting A Kensington Interior was bought for the nation by the Chantrey Bequest in 1912. Most of his paintings were burned in a fire at his home in later life.
Painter of landscapes, interiors; black&white artist; architectural etcher, designer, teacher and writer
works and access
Works Include: View of Hayle from Harvey's Towans; Hayle Regatta; Hayle, viewed from Carnsew; Hayle Estuary from Carbis Bay Access to works: Tate, London; Guildhall, London (many)
LI; MC; NEA
Chantrey Bequest list: Tate On-line
Foundry Gallery, Hayle
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p324)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Newton et al (2005) Painting at the Edge
Whitechapel Exhibition catalogue (repr in Hardie 2009)
The Studio IV:180
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History
Whybrow (1994) St Ives
The Year's Art