Frank Waller (painter)

Frank Waller (12 June 1842, New York City - 9 March 1923, Morristown, NJ) was an American architect, Orientalist and landscape painter.

His father was a drygoods merchant who died while Frank was yet a boy.

From 1857 to 1861, he attended the New York Free Academy (now the City College of New York) where he studied trailer art. During the 1860s, he was employed in that skill and painted in his spare time. In 1870, he began exhibiting at the National Academy of Design. That thesame year, he undertook a study trip to Europe and spent some period in Rome, studying with John Gadsby Chapman, who was subsequently quite poor and dependent on support from his fellow expatriates.

He returned to New York in 1871, but left again, the totally next year, to visit Egypt afterward the history painter, Edwin White. He developed a lifelong raptness in the area; later becoming a aficionada of the Egypt Exploration Society.

Always seeking to enlarge himself, he continued his studies, with Lemuel Wilmarth, and participated in the founding of the Art Students League of New York, visiting several art schools in Europe to report on their methods, and serving in various administrative capacities through the 1880s. He in addition to exhibited frequently, at the Brooklyn Art Association and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, among others.

After 1885, he worked as an architect and joined the Architectural League of New York. Most of his designs were for country homes, but he in addition to helped design the First National Bank of Cooperstown, New York. He in addition to travelled, producing little oil sketches of the places he visited.

In 1895, he went to liven up in Morristown, New Jersey. After 1902, he gave in the works architecture and turned to landscape painting, which he would pursue until his death in 1923.

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