FRANCIS "FRANK" ATLEE CALDWELL (Listed California Modernist 1911-1996). Mid Century Happy Clowns Playing Instruments, Circa 1960's, 48" x 30" oil on canvas (framed size: 49-1/4" x 31-1/4") signed lower right: Frank Caldwell. The artist signs in three different ways, Francis Caldwell, Frank Caldwell or Caldwell. The artist's auction high is $21,600! Ships with frame for $115.00. If you don't want the frame, we can ship for $65.00. CONDITION: Painting has some edge wear, two light scratch lines upper right corner, frame nicks and frame wear”
Biography from Askart
Francis Atlee Caldwell was born in San Francisco, CA on Dec. 18, 1911 into a family of artists and writers. Raised in an artistic milieu, "Frank" Caldwell opted for an art career. He studied at the CSFA, Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, and with Warren Rollins in Santa Fe. After serving in the Marines, he taught at Los Angeles City College and did murals for the U.S. Maritime Commission, Pasadena Playhouse and other theaters. He also did artwork for television shows, such as the Perry Como Show and NBC's opera series. Until 1970 he was art director of New World Productions. He then devoted his time to easel painting and graphics until his demise in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 1996.
Exh: Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1937.
In: Transamerica Insurance Corporation; City of Long Beach.
Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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