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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following information is from Andrew Daneman, art dealer .  His sources are Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk and the brochure of the 25th reunion of the artist's class of 1895 of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Frank Bird Masters (1873-1955)
Born: September 25, Watertown, MA
Married Agnes Hinman
Children: Malcolm Hinman, Madeline Bird
Died: March 25 1955, Norwalk, CT

EDUCATION
1891-1895 Massachesetts Institute of Technology, B.S.
1903-1904 Howard Pyle School, Wilmington, DE
190?-190? Charles H. Woodbury Art School, Boston

EMPLOYMENT
1896-1897 B.F. Sturtevant Co., Jamaica Plain, MA
1896-1897 Assistant Instructor, Engineering lab, M.I.T.
1897-1900 Instructor, Mechanics Arts High School, Boston
1900-1902 B.F. Sturtevant Co. Advertising Dept.
1902 Curtis Publishing Co. Adverising Art Dept. Philadelphia, PA
1903-1905 Artist, Studio with Philip L. Hoyt, 894 Orange St.Wilmington, DE
1905-1918 Artist, 23 W. 24th St., New York City
1918 Camoufleur, U.S. Shipping Board, NYC
    Port of Jacksonville, FL
    Tampa, FL
    Washington, D.C.
    Navy Dept., Charleston, SC
    Savannah, GA
1919-19?? Adverting Illustrator, 23 E.26th Street, NYC

EXHIBITIONS
Ca. 1899-1902 National Academy of Design
Boston Art Club
1903    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1907    Art Institute of Chicago

PUBLICATIONS: MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATIONS

Cover Artist
The Saturday Evening Post [v177 #14, October 1, 1904]
The Saturday Evening Post [v177 #40, April 1, 1905]
The Saturday Evening Post [v178 #36, March 3, 1906]
Success October  1903
Success February 1904

Interior Artwork
American
Collier’s [January 15, 1921]
            The White Streak • Lincoln Steffens • ss
Cosmopolitan
        v.35 p.5
Everybody’s
McClure’s
The Railway Age Gazette

        1909 – April 2 (attributed)
The Saturday Evening Post
            [v176 #21, November 21, 1903]
                p. 15 • The Price to Pay • Anne Elizabeth O’Hare • ss
             [v176 #45, May 7, 1904]
                p. 6 • A Shakeup at Headquarters • Roland Franklyn Andrews • ss
            [v176 #49, June 4, 1904]
                p. 3 • The Time-Table of True Love • W. D. Nesbit • ss
            [v176 #50, June 11, 1904]
                p. 4 • The Clam Bake • Allan P. Ames • ss
            [v177 # 3, July 16, 1904]
                p. 6 • The Boomerang • William Hamilton Osborne • ss
            [v177 #14, October 1, 1904]
                p. 3 • A Link in the Girdle [Part 1 of 5] • Samuel Merwin • sl
            [v177 #15, October 8, 1904]
                p. 10 • A Link in the Girdle [Part 2 of 5] • Samuel Merwin • sl
            [v177 #16, October 15, 1904]
                p. 10 • A Link in the Girdle [Part 3 of 5] • Samuel Merwin • sl
            [v177 #17, October 22, 1904]
                p. 11 • A Link in the Girdle [Part 4 of 5] • Samuel Merwin • sl
             [v177 #18, October 29, 1904]
                p. 9 • A Link in the Girdle [Part 5 of 5] • Samuel Merwin • sl
             [v177 #21, November 19, 1904]
                p. 1 • The Speculations of John Steele: The Station-Master • Robert Barr • ss
             [v177 #25, December 17, 1904]
                p. 3 • The Speculations of John Steele: Our Daily Bread • Robert Barr • ss
             [v177 #27, December 31, 1904]
                p. 5 • In the General Manager’s Car • J. E. Calkins • ss
             [v177 #28, January 7, 1905]
                p. 1 • Art at Heart’s Desire [Part 1 of 2; Dan Anderson] • Emerson Hough • sl
             [v177 #29, January 14, 1905]
                p. 10 • Art at Heart’s Desire [Part 2 of 2; Dan Anderson] • Emerson Hough • sl
             [v177 #35, February 25, 1905]
                p. 3 • The Two Thousand • Lloyd Osbourne • ss
             [v177 #40, April 1, 1905]
                p. 1 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 1 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #41, April 8, 1905]
                p. 12 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 2 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #42, April 15, 1905]
                p. 10 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 3 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #43, April 22, 1905]
                p. 14 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 4 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #44, April 29, 1905]
                p. 10 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 5 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #45, May 6, 1905]
                p. 10 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 6 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #46, May 13, 1905]
                p. 10 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 7 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #47, May 20, 1905]
                p. 9 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 8 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #48, May 27, 1905]
                p. 9 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 9 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #49, June 3, 1905]
                p. 10 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 10 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #50, June 10, 1905]
                p. 10 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 11 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #51, June 17, 1905]
                p. 10 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 12 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v177 #52, June 24, 1905]
                p. 10 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 13 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v178 #1, July 1, 1905]
                p. 8 • The Memoirs of an American [Part 14 of 14] • Robert Herrick • sl
             [v178 #17, October 21, 1905]
                p. 6 • Smathers • Lloyd Osbourne • ss
             [v178 #39, March 24, 1906]
                p1 • Joaquistita / Robert Henry’s Own Story of His Captivity and Enslavement  1/4
                        Robert Henry • ar
             [v178 #40, March 31, 1906]
                p. 5 • Joaquistita [Part 2 of 4] • Robert Henry • ar
             [v178 #41, April 7, 1906]
                p. 9 • Joaquistita [Part 3 of 4] • Robert Henry • ar
             [v178 #42, April 14, 1906]
                p. 10 • Joaquistita [Part 4 of 4] • Robert Henry • ar
             [v179 #19, November 10, 1906]
                p. 12 • The Honest English Trader • Robert Barr • ar
        [v185 #10, September 7, 1912]
                p. 12 • Getting the Franchise • Anon. • ar; railroads
        The Smart Set [April 1906]
                The Pink Typhoon • Harrison Robertson • ss
Cosmopolitan [March 1907]
    The Pool Room Spider and the Gambling Fly • Josiah Flynt • ar; gambling and horse racing
Pearson’s Magazine
            [November 1907]
                p. 481 • The Pennsylvania Pirate [Randolph Mason] • Melville Davisson Post • ss
                illus. Dan Sayre Groesbeck & F. B. Masters
            [December 1907]
                p. 664 • The Virgin of the Mountain [Part 1 of 2; Randolph Mason] • Melville
Davisson Post • sl
            [January 1908]
                p. 28 • The Virgin of the Mountain [Part 2 of 2; Randolph Mason] • Melville
Davisson Post • sl
            [February 1908]
                p. 144 • An Adventure of St. Valentine’s Night [Randolph Mason] • Melville
Davisson Post • ss
            [March 1908]
                p. 318 • The Danseuse [Randolph Mason] • Melville Davisson Post • ss
            [April 1908]
            p. 417 • The Intriguer [Part 1 of 2; Randolph Mason] • Melville Davisson Post • nt
            [May 1908]
            p. 539 • The Intriguer [Part 2 of 2; Randolph Mason] • Melville Davisson Post • nt
            [June 1908]
            p. 598 • The Marriage Contract [Randolph Mason] • Melville Davisson Post •
Scribner’s
Success

    1904- July 7, Railroad Story
    System
Youth’s Companion

PUBLICATIONS: BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

Kerr, Alvah Milton.
The Diamond Key and How the Railway Heroes Won It
Boston, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. 1907
Illustrated by F.B. Masters [et al.]

Harben, Will N.
Mam’ Linda
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1905.

Herrick, Robert
The Memoirs of an American Citizen
New York: The Macmillan Co. 1905.
(Originally published as serial in S.E.P.)

Hough, Emerson
Heart's Desire: The Story of a Contented Town, Certain Peculiar Citizens,
and Two Fortunate Lovers

New York: Gosset & Dunlap 1905
(Originally published as serial in S.E.P.)

Hungerford, Edward.
The Run of the Twentieth Century
New York, New York Central Lines, 1930.
Locomotives on Parade

New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1940.

Merwin, Samuel.
The Road-Builders
New York, Macmillan Co. 1905
(Originally published as serial in S.E.P.)

Robertson, Harrison
The Pink Typhoon
New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1906.
(Originally published in The Smart Set.)

Roche, James Jeffrey
Her Majesty the King
Boston : Richard G. Badger & Co., 1901.

Thorpe, Francis Newton.
The Spoils of Empire. A Romance of the Old World and the New
Boston, Little, Brown, and Co. 1903

POSTERS
    1903- Feb, Century Magazine
    1904- March, Scribner’s Magazine

                               
ORGANIZATIONS
    189?- Salmagundi Club
    189?- Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    1907- Society of Illustrators


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