Frank Joseph Girardin (American, 1856-1946) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. . He studied art in Cincinnati under Frank Noble and later with Frank Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Academy. Girardin was known primarily for his landscapes and unique use of color. I have always considered Autumn to be "my" season, and have always loved Autumn scenes. His Autumn landscapes have attracted me, and being well worth seeing, and perhaps getting lost in his marvelous rendition. Between 1880 and 1910, he was the director of the Richmond Art Association. He was an extremely active participant in the development of the Art Association of Richmond and original member of the local Sketch Club, he served on the Board of Directors of Art Association for several years. He was considered ranked next to the late John E. Bundy in talent and skill by the former Art Association Director, Mrs. Ella Bond Johnston. It was during his time in Indiana, that he received the most recognition for his work. In 1903, he won first prize for his painting, "Lingering Snow" at the Cincinnati Art Club Show. This would be one of many prizes and awards that he would receive, including the coveted Mary T. R. Foulke Prize. His high reported price was $6,875.00. This painting is unsigned, as so many of his earlier works were. His Autumn landscape style and colors are unmistakable. We have priced this very attractively for this wonderful artwork.
Country of Origin: U. S. A.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Title: "Autumn Landscape"
Size: 16 by 20 inches (40.6 by 50.8 cm) Framed 23 1/2 by 27 1/2 Inches.
Condition: Unlined canvas. Surface grime. Craquelure. Stretcher bar marks along the edges. Minor framewear along the left corners.