Frank Knox Morton Rehn

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Frank Knox Morton Rehn (April 12, 1848 - July 7, 1914) was a marine painter and president of the Salmagundi Club.[1]


He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 12, 1848.

He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under Christian Schussele. For several years, he then painted portraits in Philadelphia.[2] Using money earned in Philadelphia, he moved to the coast of New Jersey, where he began doing marine paintings. In 1881, he married Margaret Selby. They moved to the Hotel Chelsea in New York City where, with other artists, he kept a studio on the top floor.[3][4]

He died on July 7, 1914 in Magnolia, Massachusetts, where he had built a summer home in 1896.[1][3]


In 1882, he was awarded the first prize for marine painting at the St. Louis Exposition. In 1885, he received the first prize at the water color exhibition of the American Art Association, and in 1886 he won a gold medal at the Prize Fund Exhibition.[2]



  1. ^ a b "F. K. M. Rehn, Artist, Dies. Ex-President of Salmagundi Club Stricken at Summer Home." (PDF). New York Times. July 8, 1914. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Rehn, Frank Knox Morton". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Dorothy Grafly (1935). "Rehn, Frank Knox Morton". Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 
  4. ^ "Frank Knox Morton Rehn". Retrieved 2009-08-10. 

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