George Albert Frost (1843-1907)


George Albert Frost was born in Boston in 1843. He left school at age eleven to work on a farm where he had no opportunity to follow his artistic inclinations. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted and served for more than two years. He joined Colonel Pope’s division of the Western Union surveying party to British Columbia for which he produced sketches. In 1866 he was assigned to Asia for the same purpose. He studied in Germany from 1874 to 1876, and for the next ten years had a studio in North Cambridge, MA. In 1885 he accompanied George Kennan to Siberia to record the life of Russian exiles. For a good many years, Frost had a summer home in Brownfield, ME, near the Conway area of New Hampshire and painted many scenes along the Saco.

He exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association in 1874. He was a member of the Boston Art Club and exhibited there during the years 1896 to 1908. His last known address was Cambridge, Massachusetts.

His works are at the California State Library and the California Historical Society.