Frank Griffith 1889-1979

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Bouquet Rustique

Bouquet Rustique

Biography

Frank Griffith was born in Wales but moved to Folkestone in 1895 and then on to Paris in 1907 where he studied painting at L'Académie de la Palette, the private art school then under the direction of Walter Sickert's friend Jacques-Émile Blanche. There he became friends with the Belgian artist Theo van Rysselberghe and the French Post-Impressionist Paul Signac. When Griffith returned to London in 1912, he became a pupil of Sickert at Rowlandson House. After serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers in France and Gallipoli during World War One, Griffith married Lucie Henriette Richard in 1921. They had one daughter. In the mid-1920's Griffith lived in France with his family before they returned to England again to live in Cambridgeshire and Wiltshire before settling near Dorchester from 1954. In January-March 1996 an exhibition of the artist's work was held at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester and at Southampton City Art Gallery. @ Dr Denys Wilcox