Frank Nelson Wilcox (1887 - 1964)
Painter, etcher, printmaker and author Frank Nelson Wilcox, Jr. was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1906, he enrolled in the Cleveland School of Art, studying with Henry Keller as well as at Keller’s summer class in Berlin Heights beginning in 1909. After graduation, Wilcox traveled and studied in Europe, spending a year at Académie Colarossi in Paris where he was influenced by impressionism. Upon his return, Wilcox joined the faculty of his alma mater in 1913, and proved to be an inspiring and influential instructor, teaching there for more than four decades. An annual scholarship awarded to printmaking majors was established in his name.
Wilcox developed a distinctive style and established a reputation as a leading Regionalist artist. He wrote and illustrated several books dealing with the history of the Western Reserve. He exhibited and received many awards for his paintings and prints at the annual Spring show at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He died in East Cleveland, Ohio.
Fishermen of Percé
Etching, 1928; edition not stated. Image size 9-7/8” x 7-15/16”; sheet size 13½" x 10½". Published by The Print Club, Cleveland, Ohio. A rich, well inked impression on cream laid paper. Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. Overall fine condition, with tape remnants on the upper corners verso.