Frank Albert Aiken (1859-1933)


Frank Albert Aiken (1859-1933)
[Born 1859 in New York, NY – died on August 9, 1933 in Mamaroneck, NY]


FAD record control number: 28017 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Frank Albert Aiken (1859-1933) biography:

Birth: 1859 in New York, NY ;
Death: August 9, 1933 in Mamaroneck, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;

Known for: portrait miniatures ; oil portraits ; child photography ;
Medium: oil ; photography ;
Technique: painting ; photography ;
Subjects: people ;

Areas: Mamaroneck, NY (1882-1933) ; New York, NY (1859-1881) ; Munich, Germany (1881-1882) ; London, England (1881) ; Paris, France (1881) ;
Region: North East ; Europe (1881-1882) ;
Lived: 40 Old Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY ;
Spouse: Kittie (Minor) Aikens, married 1898, artist’s wife was also deaf ;
Children: Frank Albert Minor, Jr., son ; Katherine Minor, daughter ;

Training: New York, NY ; Royal Academy of Munich, Germany (1881-1882) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (ca.1880) ; Art Students’ League of New York, New York, NY (ca.1876-1879) ; The Clarke school (for the deaf), New York, NY (1874-ca.1876) ; New York public schools, New York, NY (1859-1874) ;


Member: Larchmont Tennis Club, honorary member ;
Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1890 ;
Awards: [unknown organization], New York, NY, metal for miniature portrait painting (ca.1880s) ; Royal Academy of Munich, Munich, Germany, bronze medal for drawing (ca.1881-1882) ;

Milestones: Became deaf at the age twelve ; Tennis enthusiast ; Won several tennis tournaments as a youth ; 1881 sailed to Liverpool with fellow artists Edward August Bell (1862-1953), Herman G. Herkomer, a deaf-mute nephew of the celebrated German-English painter, playwright, and writer Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914) ; 1881-1882 shared studio and residence with Edward August Bell (1862-1953) and Benjamin Fitz (1855-1891) ; 1927 painted portrait miniature of Pennsylvania Baptist minister George English ; Began miniature portrait painting ca.1882 ;



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Last updated: January 27, 2019 at 0:50 am

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