The following information was submitted in November of 2006 by Jackie Heinl:
Frank C. Kirk was born on May 11, 1889 in Zitomir, Russia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia under Daniel Garber, Celia Beaux and Hugh Breckenridge. At PAFA he won the Crescent Travel Scholarship.
Mr. Kirk exhibited nationally and was a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, the Society of Washington Artists, Audubon Artists, Boston Art Club, Allied Artists of America, North Shore Art Association, the Copely Society in Boston, the Springfield Art League and Grand Centre Art Galleries in New York City.
His prizes included the Conn. Academy of Fine Art in 1934, 1939, 1951 and 1953; the Oqunquit Art Center (Maine) in 1935, 1948 and 1954; Allied Artists of America in 1943, 1945, 1959 and 1960.
Some of the museums which have works by Mr Kirk include the following: The Museum of Western Art in Moscow, the State Museum of New Jersey in Trenton, the Binghamton Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Cayugha Museum of History and Art.
His last known address was 38 Union Square, New York City where he died in 1963.
A note on the back of a Frank Kirk painting based on mentions in Modern American Painting by Payton
Boswell who was editor of The Art Digest published in 1939.