This pretty little oil convas represented Notre Dame of Paris from the island of Saint Louis
FRANK-BOGGS, pseudonyme of Boggs Frank Myers
Born on December, 6th 1855 in Springfield (Ohio). Died on August, 6th 1926 in Meudon (Hauts de Seine).
Active et naturalized in France. American.
Specialized in urban lanscapes, marines, watercolors, engravings, sketches.
He was a student of Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In Paris too, he regularly exhibited until the end of his life at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he received several awards, espacially placed in set-off contests and silver medal holder in the occasion of the Exposition Universelle of 1889. In 1885, he exhibited in New York : Houle à Honfleur, who won a prize of 2500 dollars. His drawings, usually of small dimensions, are spontaneous and spiritual. In 1906-1907, he executed etchings of his favorite subjects. His watercolors, numerous, precise and firm key, very nuanced, and form the most important part of his work. In love with Paris, its quays and monuments, attached to the banks of the Seine along its course, insatiable admirer of French and foreign ports, he multiplied the views of these sites in solidly built paintings, with cloudy skies. The lively markets of small towns, the Normandy ports, La Rochelle, Holland, Belgium, Venice, were continual sources of inspiration, that allowed him to fully participate in a registry and on themes of popular consumer, especially as he remained faithful to a clearly identifiable way.
MUSEUMS : BOSTON (Mus. des Beaux-Arts) : La Houle à Honfleur vers 1885 – MONTREAL (Art Assoc.) : Marine, effet du matin – MULHOUSE : Vue de Paris – NANTES : Barque de pêche – NEW-YORK : Sur la Tamise 1883 – NIORT : Le Port d’Isigny.
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