Frank Wallace (American, 1915-2003)
Frank King Wallace is a Post-war artist best known for his museum-collected woodblock prints and mixed media paintings.
Wallace was born in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Massachusetts, where he attended Philips Academy and Amherst College. Wallace went on to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the Art Students league in New York. Wallace earned his Masters in Art Education from NYU in 1948.
Wallace's work was widely exhibited in the early 1950s including a major exhibition of woodcuts at the Museum of Modern Art in 1952. The exhibition also featured promanant artists such as Edward Hopper and John Marin.
Considered a political radical, Wallace was blacklisted in the mid 1950s. He left the country for a number of years, living in Europe, where he studied and spent time with well known contemporary artists such as Demetrios Galanis. He sold pieces to a number of high society collectors throughout the world, including Nelson A. Rockefeller and Hazel Guggenheim McKinley.
Wallace died in Vermont in 2003. His work can be found in multiple museums including the National Gallery of Art and the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, VT
Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
New York Public Library, Print Department, New York, NY
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Albertina Museum at Vienna, Austria
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
1946 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1948 Norlyst Gallery, New York City
1951 New Gallery, New York City
1951 Fleming Museum, Burlington, Vermont
1951 Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts
1952 Dartmouth College Gallery, Hanover, N.H.
1952 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1953 Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
1953 Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
1954 Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria