Landscape with Meadow, Bridge
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Born Oct. 21, 1866 in Methuen, Massachusetts, Frank F. Frederick was prepared in Methuen High School, and The Lawrence Industrial Drawing School. He graduated from the Massachusetts Northern Art School in Boston in 1890. He also attended The Royal Westminster School. of Art, London in 1897.
He was an instructor in the Boston, Massachusetts School System from 1888-90; was a Professor of Art and Design at the University of Illinois from 1890-1906; and Director of the School of Industrial Arts, Trenton, N. J., beginning in 1906. He was also active in several art clubs and societies in and around Trenton. He exhibited with the American Paintings and Sculptures Show at the Art Institute in Chicago, and with the Society of Western Artists.
Frederick was also author of several books, including: Architectural Rendering in Sepia, [N. Y., Win. T. Comstock, 1892]; Plaster Casts and How they are Made, 1899; Wash Method of Handling Water Color, 1908; Simplified Mechanical Perspective, 1909; Landscape Painting: A method for students, 1935; and also many articles.
He also built the first house in the renowned Cadwalader Heights neighborhood in Trenton in 1907. Others of the "industrial elite" of the time soon followed. This neighborhood, in a park-like setting, was designed by the landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted is most famous for his Central Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and for the grounds at Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C.
He was a member of the Western Drawing and Manual. Training Association, and the Society of Western Artists, among others.
His listings include:
Vol. 20 of the American Art Annual;
Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, & Graveurs by E. Benezit;
Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers by Mantle Fielding.