Frank Myers Boggs Paintings

Frank Myers Boggs was an American-born artist known for his paintings that often depicted seascapes, harbor scenes, and French landscapes. Born on December 6, 1855, in Springfield, Ohio, Boggs spent much of his career in France, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1923.

Boggs studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and later moved to Paris to further his education at the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Jean-Léon Gérôme, a prominent French painter and sculptor known for his academic style. Boggs was influenced by the French Barbizon school and the Impressionists, particularly their use of light and color.

During his time in France, Boggs traveled extensively, capturing the various landscapes and cityscapes he encountered. He became particularly well-known for his depictions of Paris and its waterways, as well as the coastlines of Normandy and Brittany. His work is characterized by a fluidity of brushwork and a keen sense of atmosphere, which he used to convey the mood of the environments he painted.

Frank Myers Boggs exhibited his work in both the United States and France, earning medals at the Paris Salon and the Exposition Universelle in Paris. His paintings were also shown at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design in the US.

In addition to his painting, Boggs created etchings and was a member of the Société des Artistes Français and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. His works can be found in various museum collections, including the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Frank Myers Boggs passed away in Meudon, France, on August 8, 1926. Despite spending much of his life in France, Boggs remained relatively unknown in his native country. However, his contributions to the artistic scenes in both the United States and France continue to be recognized by art historians and collectors today.