Artist Birthdays October 16 – FRANK COWPER

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FRANK COWPER (October 16, 1887 – November 17, 1958)

  • Nationality: British
  • Field: Painting, illustration
  • Art Movement: Pre-Raphaelitism
  • ARTiFact: He put a great deal of preparation and labor into each of his works. For example, he had a grave specially dug in his yard as a study for a painting of the graveyard scene in Hamlet – which he said “astounded the neighbors very much.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Ugly Duckling, 1950.

Frank Cadogan Cowper. The Ugly Duckling, 1950.

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