Brother Frank Herold

Artist Biography

Brother Frank Herold was a Christian missionary who taught religion while cultivating his interest in painting. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Brother Frank settled in Hawaii in 1883, teaching at the St. Louis College in Honolulu and serving as the Principal of the St. Anthony School in Wailuku. He devoted his remaining time to capturing the character of the Hawaiian landscape in paint, and he gained particular recognition for his awe-inspiring images of Hawaiian volcanoes. Followed in the tradition of Jules Tavernier, the leader of Hawaii’s Volcano School, Brother Frank depicted volcanic eruptions as brilliant spectacles of sublime beauty.

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