Frank Potter (1885-1958)
Painter born in Stoke Newington, London the son of a printer and publisher. Frank Potter as he was known studied at the Académie Julien in Paris but nothing is as yet known of any British art education. Potter exhibited at the Alpine Gallery in 1924 alongside Horace Brodzky; Adrian Daintrey and he also showed at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, International Society of Sculptors, Painters & Gravers, London Salon, New English Art Club, Royal Academy, Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Scottish Academy and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. A member of the Chelsea Arts Club, Potter is represented by a still-life painting in the collection of Rotherham Museums and Galleries. There is a minor discrepancy over the year of his birth. His World War I service record shows his birth as 1887 yet census of that period and other authorities give it as 1885. His last RA exhibit was in 1949 A Walter F. Potter died in London in December 1958 but as yet I have not been able to verify that this is one and the same person.
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