“The Documentary Photos of Frank Schoonover” Speaker: John Schoonover
Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 7:30 pm - Live & Via Zoom

Frank Schoonover

Frank E. Schoonover (b. 1877), a student of Howard Pyle, was a prolific illustrator and artist from the Brandywine School of art. He was also a gifted photographer who traveled extensively between 1903 and 1950 documenting social conditions and landscapes. Although most of the photos were taken as research for his paintings, they have resulted in an excellent photo history of the social conditions of the day. Schoonover kept meticulous records and his photographs are now in the Delaware Art Museum archive.

For this Scholars evening, John Schoonover, Frank’s grandson, will give us a preview of his book celebrating these photos, this artist, and his important legacy.

Speaker Biography
John Schoonover is a graduate of the University of Virginia in Political Science. He established Schoonover Studios Ltd in 1969, located at the historic Frank E. Schoonover studios in Wilmington. It specializes in framing, art restoration, and sales of American Illustration. He is a member of the board of the Biggs Museum. He co-authored, with Louise Schoonover Smith and Lee Ann Dean, the Frank E. Schoonover Catalogue Rai-sonné, published by Oak Knoll Books in 2009. His current project is a book celebrating the artistically and historically important photographs by Frank E. Schoonover.

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