Frank Mason was a mid-20th-century painter,
student, and then instructor in the Art Students League of New York. A variety
of his work will be on exhibit at the University Museum starting February 4,
2017, and running through March 11. Admission is free.
Mason, also an art conservation activist, strove to master
the technique of painting rather than the theory, and this is evident in his
work. Paintings in this exhibition are on loan from John R. Tomayko, the Estate
of Frank Mason, and Dan and Joan Mason and represent a wide selection of
Mason’s paintings are reminiscent of the styles of the
classical masters. Throughout this career, Mason earned scores of international
honors and was often commissioned to paint the portraits of princes, cardinals,
The exhibition, titled “Frank Mason: A Passion for Painting,” is organized by themes that were central to Mason’s life and work and include landscapes
from the United States and Europe, still life, portraits, and drawings. This
includes studies for an eight-part series on the life of St. Anthony of Padua
which are permanently installed in the Church of San Giovanni di Malta, Venice,
A free opening reception will be offered on Saturday,
February 4, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the University Museum, located on the first
floor of Sutton Hall. Regular museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
2:00–6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon–7:30 p.m.; and Saturday noon–4:00 p.m. The
Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Student
Cooperative Association. The University Museum also receives state arts funding
support from a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts through the
Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.
For more information on this and other related events or to
schedule a tour, please contact Leslie Kluchurosky at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 724-357-2397 or visit the University Museum website.