Biography


1855: Frank was born on December 5th in Springfield, Ohio, USA

ca. 1860: moved with his family to New York

1872: illustrator for "Harper’s Weekly"

1876: set painter at Niblo’s Garden Theatre (New York)

1876: moved to Paris; studied figure painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme with little success

1877 Gérôme recommended outdoor landscape painting

1877-1881: visited Dieppe, Honfleur, Grandcamp to paint marine and harbor scenes, then townscapes

1878/79: returned to New York; his French style was not well received; returned to Paris

ca. 1880: several galleries in Paris promoted his work

1880: first painting ("Church of Nemours") to be chosen for exhibition at Salon de Paris

1881: two Dieppe scenes won approval from the Salon de Paris

1881: returned to USA, could not agree with contemporary art

1882: returned to Paris

1883: two paintings "(La Place Saint Germain, Paris"; "Le Port d’Isigny") were chosen for display at the Salon de Paris, and then displayed at the Musée du Luxembourg (Paris)

1883: exhibited and painted in London

1884: left Paris to move to New York, but returned to Paris again a month later

1885: displayed his art in USA: bronze medal for "A Fishing Boat (Dieppe)" and a cash prize for "Rough day, harbour of Honfluer"

1895: first child Jane with Joséphine Gaintza

1898: second child Mary

1889: silver medal at Paris World Fair

1900: third child Frank-Will (became an artitst)

1917: married Joséphine Gaintza

1923: became a French citizen

1926: French authorities announced he was to be awarded the Legion d’Honnour for his contribution to French art

1926: died on August 8th 1926 at Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine) two days before the ceremony; was awarded the Legion d’Honneur posthumously


Museums with artworks of Frank Myers Boggs:
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norkfolk, VA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages, Long Island, NY
Luxembourg Museum, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mulhouse
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes
Musées Nationaux, Paris
Musée Bernard d’Agesci, Niort
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, IL

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