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Frank J. Reilly Art

1906-1967

Frank J. Reilly was noted as "the No. 1 art teacher in America." Reilly is known for developing a means of organizing the palette. His value studies and chroma organization are still taught as the primary methods of oil paint organization. Reilly studied with Frank DuMond at the Art Students League of New York. He taught at the Grand Central School of Art, The Art Students League of New York and other art schools as well as establishing his own art school. Reilly was the main influence on George Passantino. He is credited with the mosaic mural in The Bronx High School of Science's front lobby. Reilly's influence continues today through the teaching and art of Michael Aviano and Jack Faragasso as well as their students Jon deMartin and Graydon Parrish. The Legacy of Frank J. Reilly by Jack Faragasso, from LINEA Journal of the Art Students League, Summer 2006, stated that one of the most maligned and misunderstood artist instructors of the Art Students League was the late Frank J. Reilly.  Mr. Reilly was a feisty Irish-American endowed with great energy and charisma. He inspired fanatic devotion and loyalty from his students. His classes were always jam-packed morning, afternoon and night. On his off days he would drive to the League's studios in Woodstock, New York to teach landscape and outdoor figure painting. Somehow he found time to do illustrations, write articles on art, conceive and work on murals and do an occasional fine art easel painting. Married but childless, Mr. Reilly regarded his pupils as his family and sought to relate to them as such. He sought to give them the best training possible, and in order to introduce them to the art world, arranged contests with national magazines, paperback publishers, and even Portraits, Inc.

(Biography provided by The Illustrated Gallery)
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Washington's First Meal at His Philadelphia Home
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Image of George Washington seated at a table surrounded by other gentlemen. Signed lower right. Frank J. Reilly (1906-1967) was noted as "the number 1 art teacher in America." Re...
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1940s Other Art Style Frank J. Reilly Art

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Liberty Bell
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Frank J. Reilly (1906-1967) was noted as "the number 1 art teacher in America." Reilly is noted for developing a means of organizing the palette. His value studies and chroma organiz...
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20th Century Other Art Style Frank J. Reilly Art

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Oil, Canvas

Presenting The Colors
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Image of soldiers with flags. Signed lower left. Frank J. Reilly (1906-1967) was noted as "the number 1 art teacher in America." Reilly is noted for developing a means of organi...
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20th Century Other Art Style Frank J. Reilly Art

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Canvas, Oil

Colonists and Ships
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 28.00" x 40.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Image of colonists with ships in background. Frank J. Reilly (1906-1967) was noted as "the number 1 ...
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1940s Frank J. Reilly Art

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Canvas, Oil

(Untitled)
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right Frank J. Reilly (1906-1967) was noted as "the number 1 art teacher in America." Reilly is noted for developing a means of organiz...
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Mid-20th Century Frank J. Reilly Art

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Colonists Playing Music
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 30.00" x 40.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Frank J. Reilly (1906-1967) was noted as "the number 1 art teacher in America." Reilly is noted for d...
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Mid-20th Century Frank J. Reilly Art

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Canvas, Oil

The First Draw Bridge
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Image of a drawbridge with ships in background Signed lower right Frank J. Reilly (1906-1967) was noted as "the number 1 art teacher in America." Reilly is noted for developing a...
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20th Century Other Art Style Frank J. Reilly Art

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Colonists and Prize Bull
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 28.00" x 36.00" Frank J. Reilly (1906-1967) was noted as "the number 1 art teacher in America." Reilly is noted for developing a means of organizin...
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Mid-20th Century Frank J. Reilly Art

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