Frank Wilcox (1887-1964)


Frank Wilcox was a native of Cleveland, Ohio who became a prominent American Scene watercolorist. In 1906 he enrolled in the Cleveland School of Art and later studied with Henry Keller exploring his artistic boundaries. Between 1910 and 1916, Wilcox and Keller experimented with plein air painting and the techniques of the Impressionists. Wilcox developed his signature style which was American Scene or regionalist genre in a transparent watercolor technique. Using fluid and sometimes calligraphic washes Frank Wilcox chronicled the historic lives of the people and scenery of Northern Ohio. — Watercolor Masters: Frank Nelson Wilcox © 2010 Greg Conley —
by Greg Conley

July 9th, 2016