Illustrator, marine, landscape, and genre painter, Frederick Judd Waugh was born in Bordentown, New Jersey in 1861. He is the son of portrait painter S. B. Waugh.
He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under the direction of Thomas Eakins and Thomas Anshutz. He also traveled to Paris where he studied at the Academie Julian with William Bouguereau.
The artist was an associate and, later, full member of the National Academy of Design, a member of the Royal Academy of the West of England, Bristol; the Salmagundi Club, Lotos Club, National Arts Club, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Boston Art Club, Washington Art Club, North Shore Art Association and the American Federation of Arts.
He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 1881-85; National Academy of Design 1884, 1886, 1891, 1910 (prize), 1935 (prize); Royal Academy, London 1899-1906; Buenos Aires Exposition, 1910 (gold); Boston Art Club (prize); Art Institute of Chicago, 1912 (medal); Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 1915 (prize); Panama-Pacific Exposition 1915 (medal); Philadelphia Art Club, 1924 (gold); Carnegie Institute, 1934-38 (prize); Buck Hill Falls Art Association, 1935 (prize).
Waugh’s work can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Toledo Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Institute Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Butler Art Institute, Bristol Academy, England; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Durban Art Gallery, South Africa; Dallas Art Association, Austin Art League, St. Louis Art Museum and the Currier Gallery in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Frederick Waugh is the author of The Clan of the Munes. He also illustrated for London Graphic and the London Daily Mail.
The artist died in 1940.