George Frost (landscape painter)
Self portrait (c. 1800)
|Died||June 28, 1821|
|Known for||Landscape Paintings|
Frost was the son of a builder at Ousden in Suffolk, and was originally brought up to his father's business. He subsequently obtained a confidential situation in the office of the Blue Coach at Ipswich, which he continued to hold for the greater part of his life.
He died on 28 June 1821, in his seventy-eighth year, after a painful illness.
Career as an artist
Frost had a natural and early love of drawing, and without any instruction from others succeeded in producing some excellent works. He studied nature very closely, and drew picturesque buildings and landscapes with a masterly hand, showing both originality and truth. He was a devoted admirer and imitator of Gainsborough, and possessed some paintings and drawings by him, notably "The Mall", of which he executed a careful copy when in his seventy-seventh year. He was also an intimate friend of John Constable. His situation at Ipswich caused him to confine his subjects to that town and its neighbourhood, and he is little known elsewhere.
- Dictionary of National Biography 1885–1900
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