Leo Frank Biography

Leo Frank

Austrian

1884-1959

Biography

Leo Frank, painter and printmaker, was born in Vienna, Austria on 13 May, 1884 accompanied by his twin brother Hans. They both attended the Kunstgewerbeschule as well as the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. There is very little published information on these siblings.

Both Leo and Hans did color woodcut and both favored compositions that included birds and forest animals depicted in their natural habitats and working animals.

Leo Frank's work was included in the Spring Exhibition at the Secession Gallery in Vienna in 1911. His color woodcuts were included in the Print Makers Society of California's International Print Makers exhibitions in 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1931. His work is represented in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Leo Frank died in 1959.