Frank Ellis Horne

1863 - 1932

Frank Ellis Horne was born in Lancashire. After leaving school he studied at Keighley Trade School before becoming chief engineer at the Keighley engineering company of Darling and Sellers. He painted in his free time, becoming a member of the Wharfedale Group of Artists. Becoming a successful landscape watercolourist he decided to concentrate on his art full time. For a time he travelled to Holland to study and work. He exhibited widely including at Cartwright Hall, Bradford; the Yorkshire Union of Artists; Manchester Art Gallery, the New English Art Club, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and at the Royal Academy in London.