(1849 - 1921)
Frank Crawford (Francis) Penfold was active/lived in New York / France. Frank Penfold is known for marine, genre, landscape and portrait painting, teaching.
Portrait painted by Ellen M. Chase, oil on canvas, circa 1910, private collection
Biography Frank Penfold
Frank Crawford Penfold artist, teacher, lecturer, known for marine/seascape, genre, landscape, and portrait paintings, especially of the Brittany region of France. Penfold came from a family of artists, (the son of the portrait painter William Penfold (English born-American, 1827-1875), who was active in Lockport and Buffalo, New York. His mother was also an accomplished artist as were his two brothers Charles C. (1856- ) who designed engraved and manufactured fine jewelry in Buffalo, NY, beginning in 1872 and William who became a fresco artist in Erie, PA. He also had three sisters Ida, Lillie and Marie.
Frank's father originally wanted him to become an engraver, but one day at school Frank drew a sketch of the old schoo
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