Frank Waller [1842-1923] : Exotic village with tribesmen, ca.1870.
Frank Waller [1842-1923]
Exotic village with tribesmen, ca.1870
Oil on canvas
6 x 10 inches
Excellent condition, unframed.
Frank Waller (1842-1923)was an American architect, and landscape painter.From 1857 to 1861, he attended the New York Free Academy where he studied commercial art. During the 1860s, he was employed in that capacity and painted in his spare time. In 1870, he began exhibiting at the NAD That same year, he undertook a study trip to Europe and spent some time in Rome,
He returned to New York in 1871, but left again, the very next year, to visit Egypt and developed a lifelong interest in the area.
Always seeking to improve himself, he continued his studies and participated in the founding of the ASL in New York ,several art schools in Europe to report on their methods, and serving in various administrative capacities through the 1880s.He also exhibited frequently, at the Brooklyn Art Association and the PAFA
After 1885, he worked as an architect and joined the Architecture of league of New York of his designs were for country homes, but he also helped design the First National Bank .He also travelled, producing small oil sketches of the places he visited around the world .
In 1895, he went to live in Morristown, New Jersey. After 1902, he gave up architecture and turned to landscape painting, which he would pursue until his death in 1923.