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John [Jack] Frost (1890 - 1937)

The son of a well known and highly respected painter, John Frost would attain a fine reputation in his own right. He is frequently credited with bringing the French Impressionistic style to his poetic landscapes of the California and Arizona countryside.

Born in Philadelphia, young John Frost would first learn to paint at his father's side, and then travel to Paris to study with Jean Paul Laurens, Richard Miller (who he would frequently visit at Giverny, the Impressionist colony that was home to Claude Monet).

In 1912 he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was forced to spend two years battling the disease in a Swiss sanitarium. After recovering sufficiently he returned to the United States where he worked as an illustrator for a short time in New York City, and then made the wise decision to head to the significantly warmer climate of California in order to improve his health. He settled in Pasadena in 1918.

From that time on he applied his Impressionist background to his paintings of the surrounding landscape. He is credited with creating atmospheric renderings of the mountains, desert and small towns of the region. He was frequently in the company of his father and painter Guy Rose during painting excursions in the area.

He frequently exhibited his work during his life in California, and was a popular artist whose work sold easily. He was an active member in many California based artists associations and clubs, and was awarded the Gold Medal at the Painters and Sculptors Show in 1924.

He died in Pasadena in 1937.

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