Frank Albert Mechau Jr
(1904 - 1946)
Frank Albert Mechau, Jr. was active/lived in New York, Colorado, Kansas. Frank Mechau Jr is known for modernist figure painting, illustration, murals, teaching.
Biography Frank Albert Mechau, Jr.
Born in 1904 in WaKeeney, Kansas and raised in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Frank Mechau was a muralist, artist-correspondent, painter and teacher. He lived in New York City and Redstone, Colorado and traveled in Europe from 1929 to 1931, and there was much influenced by the Cubist painters. As a young man, in order to earn money to go to school, he did prize fighting and worked as a cattle driver for the railroad.
Mechau studied at the University of Denver, the Chicago Art Institute and from 1925 to 1929 in New York City, where he said he was "studying in the museums". (Samuels 319). He became an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design. From 1934 to 1936, he held a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and then taught for two
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