Frank Knox Morton Rehn

Artist Biography

Prized for his luminous coastal scenes, Frank Rehn was well known in both the Philadelphia and New York art worlds. Born in Philadelphia, Rehn studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and began painting landscapes, seascapes, and portraits. His serene views of Maine and Massachusetts were highly popular and critically acclaimed: he was a full member of the National Academy of Design and exhibited widely. Rehn won first prize at the St. Louis Exposition of 1881, gold medals at New York City’s Prize Fund Exhibition of 1886 and the American Art Society exhibition of 1901, and the bronze medal at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901. Today, his work is featured in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Newark Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Detroit Museum of Art.

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