A Frank Henry Mason Talk will be held in Beverley in May. The Artist who is renowned for his work at capturing nautical scenes is currently featured in a special exhibition.
Famous for his railway poster designs as a commercial artist, Frank Henry Mason championed the northern coasts of Britain. His fine art paintings particularly featured the coast of Yorkshire.
In this talk at the Treasure House in Beverley, Edward Yardley will tell the story of the artist’s life in art. Edward who gives the talk is a leading expert and author on Mason.
He will explain how he became interested in the self-taught marine painter. It will also highlight the artistic influences on Mason and the sketching tours he undertook.
Frank Henry Mason developed his love for the sea growing up with his grandfather who was a lighthouse keeper. He also spent many hours watching other artists as a youngster paiting. It was these meetings that made him take up art.
After being offered a number of commissions he decided to become a full-time artist. While he also served in the Royal Navy as a cadet.
As well as railway posters, Mason’s successful commercial artwork included illustrations for society magazines, marine books and periodicals, and even designs for cigarettes and playing cards.
His work also saw him lend his artistic creativity to the War effort working on ‘Dazzle Camouflage’. This design saw the Royal Navy’s hips painted in a way that certainly saved lives.
Frank Henry Mason Talk Will Lift The Lid On Nautical Artist
Frank Henry Mason – A Voyage of Discovery is a talk by Edward Yardley. It will take place on Saturday, 4 May at 2pm.
Tickets cost £5 per person. You can b online and also by calling (01482) 392699 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm).