Frank Bowers Muralist Pirate Scene SOLD P1151

Fun and quite grand: Ahoy matey, someone’s been caught and may be going to walk the plank. Next stop, Davey Jones’ locker for this unlucky pirate! Oil on canvas, 70w x 40d.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Howard Bowers – Born in California on Nov. 20, 1905. By the 1930s Bowers had settled in Los Angeles. During the Depression he painted murals for the Federal Art Project in the Fruit Growers Exchange (Orange Harvest) and the Ruth Home School in El Monte. He died in Long Beach, CA on Dec. 11, 1964.

Source:
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”
Painting & Sculpture in Los Angeles, 1900-45; Death record.

He was also well-known around Los Angeles as a muralist for the popular tiki lounges and south sea-themed restaurants of the mid-century era.