Wheat Harvest

Wheat Harvest
Frank F. English
December 4, 1854 - 1922
Artist Biography
Acquisition Number: 69.20
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 23 1/2" x 39 1/2"
Date: n.d.
Credit: Gift of Alice B. Obermier

Frank F. English is best known for painting pleasant scenes of rural life: ploughmen with teams of horses, grazing cattle, blacksmith forges, cider making, harvesting chores, stage coaches, and horse drawn carriages. His works symbolize and preserve America’s agrarian society. Like so many other nineteenth-century artists, he sought the pastoral environment, not only to escape urban realities, but to record the environment that was soon altered by expanding populations and technologies.