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Frank English (1854–1922)

ca. 1910

Watercolor and gouache on paper

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.10

Frank English was an early resident of the northern Delaware art colony of Arden. He had already moved to nearby Claymont several years before Arden’s founding in 1900, preferring the rural scenery of the Delaware Valley. A native of Kentucky, English attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and exhibited widely, including competitions at the Art Club of Philadelphia, the American Water Color Society, The Plastic Club, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Pan-Pacific International Exposition in California. The artist moved to another art colony, Bucks County, in 1910, where he remained until his death in 1922.