Frank N. Engebretson was active/lived in Wisconsin. Frank Engebretson is known for barn mural art, pastoral scenes.
Biography Frank Engebretson
As a barefoot farm boy in a country school, Frank N. Engebretson, barn muralist, first attracted the attention of his teacher by his love for art. In the Engebretson School near Gratiot, LaFayette County, Frank Higgins, his teacher, brought him drawing materials, pictures of buildings he was to use as models, and encouragement to express his own originality. Aside from a few months' correspondence work in crayon drawing, when he was a young man, and a half dozen lessons in tapestry painting during a trip to California, this was all the training he ever received. It was scant preparation for the great eighty and ninety-foot murals he was later to paint on the broad sides of Wisconsin barns.
The first painting he did was as a hou
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