Frank J. Girardin
Francois "Frank" Joseph Girardin (October 6, 1856 – August 7, 1945) was an American impressionist player who worked in the Cincinnati, Ohio, Richmond, Indiana and Los Angeles, California areas. He was along with an early player for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Girardin came to Cincinnati in the 1870s and studied below Thomas Satterwhite Noble and far along Frank Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He was best known for his landscape paintings of both Indiana and southern California.
He played an important role in the encroachment of the Art Association of Richmond (now the Richmond Art Museum) was a prominent aficionado of the Richmond Group of artists. He was a advocate of the board of directors of the Art Association for several years. It was during his time in Indiana that he normal the most salutation for his work. He exhibited three paintings in the Indiana building at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 and was a aficionada of the Society of Western Artists.
In 1910, Girardin moved to Redondo Beach, California where he painted local landscapes. His paintings are found in the San Diego Museum of Art; the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, the Richmond Art Museum; the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette; Morrisson-Reeves Library; Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Connersville, Indiana Public Library and the Wayne County (Indiana) Historical Museum.
He died in Redondo Beach August 7, 1945 and was buried there.