Francis Leroy Horspool
(1871 - 1951)
Francis Leroy Horspool was active/lived in Utah. Francis Horspool is known for naive, primitive painting.
Biography Francis Leroy Horspool
Francis Leroy Horspool was a self-proclaimed "primitive" painter of a unique frame of mind. Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, Horspool was the son of an English Mormon emigrant, William F. Horspool, who arrived here in 1862. William drove for Ben Holliday's Overland Stage Company between 1864 and '69, and later he shared these experiences with Francis.
The younger Horspool worked early as both a fireman and, like his father, a railroad man. Moving to Salt Lake City in 1907, he also took jobs as a civil engineer, a salesman, and, most importantly, a draftsman in 1917. As he developed skill and love for precision drawing as a draftsman, between 1924 and '27 Horspool turned the brush and photography as his all-consuming loves
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