Frank O. Salisbury

Painting, Visual Artist

1874 – 1962

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Who was Frank O. Salisbury?

Francis Owen Salisbury was an English artist who specialised in portraits, large canvases of historical and ceremonial events, stained glass and book illustration. In his heyday he made a fortune on both sides of the Atlantic and was known as “Britain’s Painter Laureate”. His art was steadfastly conservative and he was a vitriolic critic of Modern Art – particularly of his contemporaries Picasso, Chagall and Mondrian. His father, Henry Salisbury, described himself as a “plumber, decorator and ironmonger”, yet his son Frank would become one of the greatest society artists of his generation.

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Born
Dec 18, 1874
Harpenden
Also known as
  • Frank Salisbury
  • Francis Owen Salisbury
Religion
  • Methodism
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Royal Academy of Arts
Died
Aug 31, 1962
Hampstead

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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