Nofer, Frank

In a television interview, Delaware Valley artist Frank Nofer commented, "Nature offers an abundance of subject matter and each time I paint, I try to capture a moment of her spontaneous beauty in transparent watercolor."

Nofer particularly enjoyed the challenge of portraying wildlife, flowers, snow-blanketed fields and farms, and the impromptu activities of everyday people.  He successfully depicted a broad range of subject matter to affirm his reputation as an unusually versatile artist. 

Nofer attended the University of the Arts on a full scholarship and studied under Maurice Molarski, Henry C. Pitz, W. Emerton Heitland, and Albert Gold.  He was a member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Club, the Woodmere Art Museum, and other art societies.

In acknowledgement of his designs and watercolors, Nofer received more than 100 medals and peer citations, including the Ralph Pallen Coleman, the first W. Emerton Heitland Memorial, the Dawson Memorial, the Harrison Morris Prize, four John Geiszel Memorial Awards, the American Institute of Graphic Arts Citation of Excellence, the 1989 Woodmere Museum Annual Watercolor Prize, the American Watercolor Society's Walser S. Greathouse medal, and the personal commendation of the late Vice President, Nelson Rockefeller.  His works hang in prominent private and corporate collections, and he is listed in Who's Who in American Art.

Nofer was a contributing editor to The Artists Magazine, the world's largest fine arts publication, and has been featured on its cover.  His watercolors and commentary have also been reproduced internationally in Disegnare & Cipingere.  He authored a 144-page color book entitled How to Make Watercolor Work for You, featuring over 100 of the artist's paintings and demonstrations.

The artist died on July 12, 2001.