Frank Myers Boggs
Northern Europe, French
21 3/4 x 28 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (55 x 72 x 7 cm)
Medium and Support:
Oil on wood panel
Bequest of William Pelzer Arrington in memory of his mother, Ethel Pelzer Arrington
Frank Boggs was an American artist who trained in Paris and eventually settled there, becoming a French citizen in 1923. "Paris" is typical of Boggs’s street scenes in technique and in the use of a low, street-level vantage point. The artist began with a wood panel, coated with gesso and stained with an umber wash; he then made a faint charcoal drawing and lightly brushed in the oil color. Many similar examples, dating from the 1880s onward, attest to Boggs’s consistent style and subject matter.