Bucks County Farm
watercolor
12-1/2'' x 24''
English, Frank F.
1854-1922

Frank F. English was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1854.  English worked in watercolor, primarily painting landscapes of the countryside and the activities along the Delaware River. 

English studied with Thomas Eakins and Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1881-1882.  He traveled to England, Holland, and Nova Scotia, where he sketched and made paintings. 

He lived in Delaware approximately ten years, working as an illustrator and then moved to Philadelphia from 1904 to 1910.  English eventually settled down in Point Pleasant, (Bucks County) Pennsylvania, where he did the majority of his work.

He was a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, where he taught and served as Vice-President.  He was a fellow of the Art Club of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Club of Philadelphia, and was included in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.  In 1923, a year after his death, the Philadelphia Sketch Club held a memorial exhibition of his work. 

The artist died on December 22, 1922 in Point Pleasant and was buried at the Point Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.