Frank Faulkner (1946-2018)
Frank Faulkner, a respected and well-known painter and interior designer, died after a brief illness on September 17, in Spencertown, New York.
Faulkner, a former curator at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary art in Winston-Salem studied art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel where he earned his BFA in 1968 and his MFA in 1972. He proceeded gallery owner, Lee Hansley, as a curator at SECCA. While at SECCA, Hansley orchestrated a major commission by Faulkner at the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in Rockefeller Center.
Frank is known principally as a pattern painter employing low relief in his works. Influenced by his Hudson River Valley surroundings, he was also an accomplished drawer of landscapes and subjects from nature.
Faulkner’s work was shown for years at the Monique Knowlton Gallery in New York City.
Faulkner was born in Sumter, South Carolina on July 27th 1946; however, he always identified himself as a North Carolina artist.
His work is in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, both in Washington DC; at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York; Smith College in Northhampton Massachusetts; the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington; Springfield Art Museum in Missouri; the Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art in State College; and the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Ackland Art Museum and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, all in North Carolina. His work was shown in the prestigious biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 1975 and at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
His work has been included in over 40 solo exhibitions and more than 30 group exhibitions in the United States, Germany and Belgium.
There will be no memorial service.