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Frank Jr. Mechau

Frank Jr. Mechau, American painter, educator.


  • Mechau, Frank Jr. was born on January 26, 1904 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States. Son of Frank Albert and Alice Bluegown (Livingston) Mechau.

  • Education

    • Student Denver University, 1923-1924, Art Institute Chicago, 1924-1925. Studied museums of New York City, 1925-1929. Europe, 1929-1931.


    • Began as painter and art instructor, 1931. Lectured Kirkland School of Art, Denver, 1931. Operated own art school, 1931-1938.

      Director art, San Luis School, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1934-1935. Painting instructor, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1937-1938. Director art Classes Colombia U., 1939-1944, associate professor architecture and director of drawing, painting and sculpture.

      War artist-correspondent for Life Magazine, 1943.


    • Married Paula Ralska, 1925. Children: Vanni, Dorik, Duna, Michael.
    • father: Frank Albert Mechau
    • mother: Alice Bluegown (Livingston) Mechau
    • spouse: Paula Ralska
    • children: Vanni Mechau
    • Dorik Mechau
    • Duna Mechau
    • Michael Mechau
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    Died March 9, 1946
    (aged 42)