Frank Herbert Mason
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|Frank Herbert Mason|
|Born||February 20, 1921
|Died||June 16, 2009 (aged 88)
Arden, New York
|Education||Music and Arts High School
Art Students League of New York
|Spouse(s)||Phyllis Harriman Mason|
|Children||Arden Harriman Mason|
|Relatives||E. Roland Harriman (father-in-law)
Gladys Fries Harriman (mother-in-law)
Frank Herbert Mason (February 20, 1921 - June 16, 2009) was an American painter and teacher.
Frank Herbert Mason was born on February 20, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a Shakespearean actor and his mother was a violinist and a pianist. He attended the Music and Arts High School in New York City until he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Art Students League of New York with Frank DuMond.
In 1951, he began teaching at the Art Students League.
His painting, the Resurrection of Christ, can be seen in Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. In 1962, he received a commission to paint eight large paintings of the Life of St. Anthony of Padua, which were permanently installed in the 11th Century Church of San Giovanni de Malta, in Venice, where his paintings hang alongside a painting by Giovanni Bellini. Consequently, the Order of Malta conferred upon him the Cross of Merit, Prima Classe. He became the first painter to receive the honor since Caravaggio.
- Arden Harriman Mason, and artist and musician
Mason died in 2009.