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Frank Fowler

Born: Jul 12, 1852

Death: Aug 18, 1910

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Frank Fowler

Date of Birth : Jul 12, 1852
Date of Death : Aug 18, 1910
Birth Place : New York City

Frank Fowler was an American figure and portrait painter, born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied painting in Europe at Florence, Italy for two years under Edwin White, and for seven years under Carolus-Duran in Paris, and under Alexandre Cabanel at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He assisted Duran on the fresco of Marie de Medicis in the Luxembourg. On his return to New York in 1879 he devoted himself for a time to mural painting, his most important work being the decoration of the ballroom at the Waldorf Hotel. Later he painted chiefly portraits, including a number of public men. Some of his portraits have been kept at Albany, New York and elsewhere. In the late 1890s, he resided in a home on at #16 The Enclosure, an artists' colony in Nutley, New Jersey. He built a large studio on the back of that house, where he painted. The same studio was later owned by Michael Lenson, a well known New Jersey painter who was director of the mural division of the New Jersey WPA in the 1930s. Earlier, the same home was owned by Frederic Dana Marsh, the illustrator. The house was the childhood home of Reginald Marsh, the distinguished American painter.

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