(1869 - 1959)
Frank Arthur Nankivell was active/lived in New York, California, New Jersey / Australia. Frank Nankivell is known for cartoon, genre, portrait, child figure.
Biography Frank Nankivell
An illustrator, painter and printmaker working in aquatint and woodcut, Frank Arthur Nankivell was born in the old gold-mining town of Maldon, Victoria, Australia, November 16, 1869, and died in Florham Park, New Jersey July 4, 1959. His parents noticed his artistic abilities and moved him to Melbourne where he studied art at Wesley College. He intended to further his studies in Paris, and in 1890 at the age of 21, on a shoestring budget, he sailed for France. But, as with many young peoples' stories at this time, he became diverted from his original goal.
He had run out of funds by the time he reached Japan, and after hawking his work around was able to earn a living as a cartoonist in Tokyo. From 1891-1894 he was on the staff of th
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