HENNESSEY, Frank Charles RCA, FRSA, OSA
(1893-1941)
Serigraph signed “F.H.” in the screen
Titled “Christmas Morning”
w. 5in. by h. 3.5 in.
Archivally Matted and Framed
$575. CDN.

This is one of a series of 43 serigraphs done in 1931 for Coutts/Hallmark Christmas cards.
Twenty-six of Canada’s leading artists were asked to contribute to this series which was known as: “Painters of Canada.”

 

F. Hennessey

 

F. C. Hennessey

 

Hennessey Signature

Please Note: This photo showing Hennessey's initials has been
photo-enhanced so that it is easier to read on the website.


 

HENNESSEY, Frank Charles RCA, FRSA, OSA

 

Frank was born in Ottawa in 1893 and studied at Albion College, Michigan. He travelled to the Arctic Circle as an assistant naturalist and artist (1907). Working mainly in coloured chalk but also in oil and pastel, he painted landscapes, habitant scenes and animals especially birds. Frank painted mainly in the Laurentian and Gatineau areas of Quebec and in Algonquin park in Ontario.

 

He illustrated several bird books such as Birds of Canada by P. A. Taverner and exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy and the Art Association of Montreal. Frank’s artwork is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Musée due Québec in Quebec City and the National Gallery of Canada and many other public and private collections world-wide.

 

Frank died tragically in 1941 at the young age of 48 years.

 

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