George Frost (landscape painter)

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George Frost
George Frost, by George Frost.jpg
Self portrait (c. 1800)
Born 1754
Died June 28, 1821
Nationality English
Known for Landscape Paintings

George Frost (1754–1821), was an English landscape painter.

Biography[edit]

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.[1]

He died on 28 June 1821, in his seventy-eighth year, after a painful illness.[1]

Career as an artist[edit]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dictionary of National Biography 1885–1900

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Frost, George". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 

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