Artist Biographies

Frank Egginton RCA FIAL 1908 - 1990

Born in 1908, Frank Egginton is the son of Wycliffe Egginton 1875-1951 and the uncle of Robert Egginton. Frank first visited Co Donegal in 1930 and exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1932 and the Royal Scottish Academy from 1936. During the second World War, he worked in Mackiesí Foundry in Belfast which was converted to produce military aircraft. In 1952, he held a joint exhibition with Howard Knee at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin. An outstanding watercolour artist, Frank occasionally worked in oils, but watercolour was his true strength and always his first choice. His father, Wycliffe, was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and he too was a very fine watercolourist. Frank lived much of his life in Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal and died in 1990.
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