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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: sporting dogs, landscape, still life and coastal scene painting

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Franklin Whiting Rogers
from Auction House Records.
Portrait of a Dog Named Lassie
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Biography from Red Fox Fine Art:
Excerpt from Animal and Sporting Artists in America by F. Turner Reuter, Jr. © 2008:

Frank Rogers was born in Cambridge, MA, in 1854. He studied with J. Foxcroft Cole in 1874. He specialized in canine portraiture, most often gun dogs, although he painted other animals as well; examples include his Setter Portrait dated 1877, Pug Puppies dated 1888, Pug Puppies with Frog dated 1889, and numerous undated portraits of setters in the field, setter puppies, head and shoulder compositions of a hound and of a collie, and a kitten on a chair. He also painted genre scenes, such as Chicks in a Straw Hat, landscapes, and table-top still life.

Rogers showed several works at the Boston (MA) Art Club, among them Dog, Spaniel in 1876, A Point in 1882, Quail Country in 1901 and A Tabby Cat in 1905.

The Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA, has a portrait of two gun dogs in their permanent collection. The Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventory of American Paintings lists his Lynn Marshes from circa 1880 -1890.

Rogers died in Hingham, MA, in 1917.

Biography from Whistler House Museum of Art:
Franklin (Frank) Whiting Rogers

Frank Whiting Rogers — active from the 1870s to around 1910 — was born in Cambridge, MA on August 27, 1854 and died in 1917, probably in Hingham, MA, his last recorded address. Best known as a painter of dogs, Rogers also created landscapes, still lifes, coastal scenes, marshes, and a variety of animals in various settings.

In 1874, Rogers studied with Joseph Foxcroft Cole (1837-1892), Thomas Robinson (1835-1888), and William Morris Hunt (1824-1879). He exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and, over a thirty-year period, with the Boston Art Club. Among his many works are The Two Friends, Steady, Resignation, Quail Country, Lassie, Two Rogues and Sleeping Bess.

Rogers' exhibited with the Boston Art Club from 1876 to 1906, and was listed as living in Hingham and South Hingham. His work is in the collection of the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA.

Who Was Who in American Art, vol. I, page 525; Davenport's Art Reference 2001/2002, page 1570; Mantle Fielding,1986, page 784; Mallett, page 376; Dealer's Choice Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters... page 1170; Boston Art Club Exhibition Record 1873-1909, page 333; Whistler House Museum of Art files.

Submitted by Peter Kostoulakos, ISA ˜ Fine Art Consultant

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