Frank Galsworthy

Frank Galsworthy (English 1863-1959)

Frank Galsworthy was an English watercolorist and authority on flowers and gardens. He travelled to New York in 1921 and 1925 for exhibitions at two Manhattan galleries (Anderson and Kingore) and later made a trip to Charleston South Carolina in 1928 where he painted the wonderful marsh-scapes and dune-scapes we see here. 

He was born in Marylebone, England and trained as an architect but moved to Chertsey in 1890 and lived at Green Acre Farm, Chertsey, Surrey for the next 70 years. He is known mainly for his paintings of flowers and plants, became well known as a flower portraitist and using watercolour to record rare breeds. In April 1925 he exhibited his flower paintings in New York - which was written ip in Arts & decoration. In the 1930s he won four RHS Gold Medals. He was the son of Sir Edwin Galsworthy and cousin of John Galsworthy who wrote The Forsyte Saga.

Exhibitions:

1921 Anderson Galleries, NYC

1921 Kingore Galleries; Fifth Avenue, NYC

 Works

Spanish Moss and Palm Trees, South Carolina×

Watercolor
20 x 14 inch
50.8 x 35.6 cm
Sand Dunes and Palm Trees, South Carolina×

Watercolor
20 x 14 inch
50.8 x 35.6 cm
Along the Marshes, Charleston South Carolina×

Watercolor
20.75 x 14.75 inch
52.7 x 37.5 cm