Frank Dicksee


Frank Dicksee

Date Created

Dicksee, Frank, A.R.A. (1853-1928), English painter


Omeka record contributed by Hilleary Gramling.

Date Submitted

November 15, 2016

Date Modified

November 15, 2016

Birth Date

November 17, 1853


London, England

Death Date

October 17, 1982



Biographical summary

Frank Dicksee was born in London on November 27, 1853. His education began in 1870 at the Reverend George Henslow’s school in Bloomsbury. While still a student, in 1872, he exhibited at the Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street. After five years at the Rev. Henslow’s school Dicksee left to study in preparation for entering the Royal Academy schools. He earned a silver and gold medal from the Academy in 1872 and 1875, respectively. His most popular work, Harmony, was picture of the year in 1877, and he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1881. He became a full Academician in 1891 and was elected President shortly thereafter. He died on October 17, 1928.


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Wilfred Meynell, The Modern School of Art, 4 vols. (London: Cassell, 1886), vol. 2.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, s.v. “Dicksee, Sir Francis Bernard (1853–1928),” by Jennifer Melville, online ed., (accessed November 14, 2016).
Mary Angela Dickens, "A Popular Painter," The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women 5 (December 1896): 385-91, ProQuest: (accessed November 11, 2016), 386.
F. G. Stephens, “Frank Dicksee A.R.A.,” Artists at Home (London: S. Low, 1884), 43.




Frank Dicksee

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“Frank Dicksee,” Victorian Artists at Home, accessed December 1, 2023,

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