George Albert Frost (1843-1907)

George Albert Frost (1843-1907)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1843, George Albert Frost enlisted with the Union Army in the Civil War, during which time it is believed he first took up drawing. After the war, Frost put his talents to use by accompanying Colonel Pope’s surveying mission to British Columbia, and made a similar exploration of Asia in 1866. It wasn’t until the mid-1870s when the artist pursued professional training in Europe, specifically at the Belgian Royal Academy under Nicaise de Keyser.

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Upon his return to America, Frost established a studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and joined the Boston Art Club, where he exhibited from 1896-1908. The desire to travel was never too far off, however, and in 1885 he accompanied explorer George Kennan on his study of the people and vast terrain of Siberia. Frost also maintained a summer home in Maine from which he embarked on sketching trips to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and other New England sites. 

References: Falk, Who Was Who in American Art, 1999; Campbell, Catherine H., New Hampshire Scenery (Canaan, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 1985.

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