Frank Griffith

Frank Griffith was a painter, born in North Wales, the son of a solicitor, and the eldest of three children, his family moved to Folkestone around 1895.

In 1907 he went to study in Paris, at the recommendation of family friend Theo van Rysselberge. Frank Griffith also attended La Palette and later at the Académie Ranson as the first pupil of Maurice Denis. In 1912-13 he returned to London and studied under Sickert until the outbreak of World War I. He applied for a commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fought in France, Egypt, Gallipoli and again in France where in late 191 he was captured and remained a POW untill the Armistice. With his French wife he lived for several years in France and in 1929 he relocated to England.

Frank Griffith exhibited at the Independent Gallery, London, 1921, with the LG on several occasions, the Goupil Gallery, Beaux Arts Gallery, London where he held a solo exhibition in 1934. He was member of the Bath Society of Artists. Examples of his work are in the collections of Southampton Art Gallery, Poole Museum Service and the Ashmolean, Oxford.

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