Frank Mason, “Self Portrait with Beret,” 1972, oil on panel, 20 x 16 in. © Frank Mason

It’s been a long time coming, but that doesn’t take away from the celebration and excitement emanating from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. What’s the story you need to hear?

Iconic artist Frank Mason has been a longtime member and supporter of Artists Fellowship, Inc., receiving the Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal in 2002. The Fellowship recently announced news that the Lawrence Hall Gallery at Point Park University in Pittsburgh will now house a permanent exhibition of Mason’s works.

“Recently part of that collection travelled and was shown at Indiana (PA) University,” the Fellowship reports. “The Cleveland-born master was associated with the Art Students League as a teacher for many years and ArtWatch International, which he co-founded. So many artists do not have that singular institution to carry their banner. In this instance, high marks go to Frank’s widow, Anne, and Jack Tomayko, a longtime collector and Trustee at Point Park, for making it happen.” The exhibition will feature 16 oil paintings ranging from portraits and figure studies to landscapes and seascapes.

To learn more, visit Frank Mason.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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