(1850 - 1933)
Frank Pierce French was active/lived in New York, New Hampshire. Frank French is known for engraved magazine illustration, portrait and landscape painting.
Biography Frank French
Frank French was born 22 May 1850 in Loudon New Hampshire, son and youngest of ten children of Hiram & Lydia Walcot (Bachelder) French. When he was age 14, his parents died, which led to the sale of the family farm and to him and his siblings being left on their own. From the time he was young, he had been interested in art, and finding encouragement from an older sister, planned to become a portraitist.
He attended school in Laconia, New Hampshire and took odd jobs. By 1870 when he was age 20, he was living in Manchester, New Hampshire. Learning that newspapers were hiring engravers, he took lessons from Henry Herrick, a retired illustrator and engraver*. At Herrick's suggestion, he went to Boston and wo
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