Frank Calvert (cartoonist)
Portrait of Frank Calvert c. 1920, from the Seattle Daily Times, July 1, 1920, page 14.
|Occupation||Editorial cartoonist and newspaper illustrator, entrepreneur|
|Notable works||The Cartoon; A Reference Book of Seattle's Successful Men|
|Spouse||Laura Reynolds (married January 7, 1905) |
Frank Calvert (1876–1920) was a Seattle Times newspaper artist and cartoonist, and member of the Seattle Cartoonists' Club. In 1911, he edited a book for the club, The cartoon; a reference book of Seattle's successful men, which included biographies, photos and caricatures of men the club considered influential in Seattle.
He was also a co-founder (along with Alfred T. Renfro, writer and photographer) of the Beaux Arts Village in King County, Washington. . The two men wanted to create a community of artists. They bought 50 acres of land on the shore of Lake Washington, with the intent of establishing an artists' colony. They set aside 10 acres to be used for art studios for woodworking, sculpture, and photography and the rest was to be half-acre parcels for artist homes.
- The Cartoon; A Reference Book of Seattle's Successful Men, Frank Calvert (ed.), Metropolitan Press, Seattle, 1911.
- Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast, Volume 1, Seattle, Frank Calvert (editor) and T. Ross Ditty (associate editor), Beaux Arts Society Publishers, Beaux Arts Village, Washington, 1913
- Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast, Volume 2, Los Angeles, Frank Calvert (editor) and T. Ross Ditty (associate editor), Beaux Arts Society Publishers, Beaux Arts Village, Washington, 1913 (First page only)
- 12th Session of the Washington State Legislature by Alfred T. Renfro, with illustrations by W. C. McNulty (Von-A), W. C. Morris, and Frank Calvert.
- Songs o' the Sound by Alice Harriman with illustrations by Frank Calvert, The Stuff Printing Concern, Seattle, 1906.
- Beaux Arts Academy history with information about the founders and members
- Seattle Daily Times, January 11, 1905, page 8, column 5, bottom.
- Seattle Daily Times, January 4, 1901, page 7 4th column. Mrs. Calvert goes to home of deceased daughter.
- "Seattle Post Intelligencer". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
- Braarud Fine Art. "Sydney Mortimer Laurence". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
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