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Frank Anderson

 (1844 - 1891)
Frank Anderson was active/lived in New York.  Frank Anderson is known for watery landscape painting.

Frank Anderson

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Anderson, Frank   (1844-1891)                         
Frank Anderson, the artist, died at his home, in Peekskill, on Thursday, after a brief illness from congestion of the brain. He was born in Mount Sterling, Ohio, in 1844, and had been a prominent resident of Peekskill since 1863. He has long been known as a contributor to the Academy of Design exhibition of paintings. 

He was of a quiet and modest demeanor.  Lately he had turned his attention to etching. His mind had also an inventive bent, and important advances in automatic telegraphy have been obtained by means of his inventions. His principal inventions were in the electric line.

His father, Alban Anderson, was the first to make practical use of the gyroscope, having adapted it to the purposes of a governor of a marine engine                                                                                             

New York Tribune (New York, New York) 21 February, 1891.
Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Historian, Greenville, Michigan.

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A lesser-known landscape painter of the Hudson River Valley in the 1860s, 70s, and 80s, Frank Anderson lived in Peekskill, New York, where many of his paintings can be found in private collections.

He exhibited his work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design of New York, but was extremely shy about being involved in public events.

He was a native of Ohio where his father was an inventor, and he, with similar interests, was credited with designing improvements to the telegraph. By the time he was twenty, he was sketching and painting.

Peter Hastings Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art

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About  Frank Anderson

Born:  1844
Died:   1891 - Peekskill, New York
Known for:  watery landscape painting