Irish Artist Directory

Frank Egginton RCA FIAL (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Frank Egginton RCA FIAL

Lived: 1908 - 1990

Categories: Landscape

Artist Biography

Frank Egginton, son of the painter Wycliffe Egginton, was born in Cheshire and educated at Newton College and then Newton Abbot College of Art, before spending some time in an architect’s office perfecting his drawing.

In 1930 he visited Co. Donegal to paint and continued to return year after year. He exhibited The Calabber River, Co. Donegal at the 1936 Royal Scottish Academy. In 1938 he visited the USA and spent several months travelling and painting the landscape and American Indians in their villages. During the Second World War he worked in a Belfast factory, and in 1946 he moved with his wife to Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. A keen ornithologist, in his younger days he had painted on bird-watching trips in Iceland and Switzerland. 

Between 1932 and 1938 Egginton exhibited a selection of works with Donegal connections at the Royal Hibernian Academy. In 1952 he was part of a joint exhibition at the Victor Waddington Galleries in Dublin with Howard Knee. A regular exhibitor with the Fine Art Society in London, Egginton showed well over one hundred works there. He was primarily known for his watercolours, although later he began painting some oils.

His works can be found in the Queen’s University collection.

Frank Egginton Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Frank Egginton RCA FIAL (1908-1990) Driving home the sheep, Killary Harbour, Connemara Watercolou...

Hammer Price €5,200.00

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Frank Egginton RCA FIAL (1908-1990) Early Spring, Ards, Co. Donegal Watercolour, 53 x 75cm, (21 x...

Hammer Price €5,000.00

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Frank Egginton RCA FIAL (1908-1990) Peeling the Potatoes Watercolour, 37 x 52cm (14.5 x 20.5'') S...

Hammer Price €4,000.00

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Frank Egginton RCA (1908-1990) Bridge Over A River Watercolour, 52 x 75cm (20.5 x 29.5'') Signed

Hammer Price €4,000.00

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Frank Egginton RCA FIAL (1908-1990) A Bridge Near Barnesmore Gap, Co Donegal Watercolour, 52 x 74...

Hammer Price €3,800.00

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