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REHN, Frank Knox Morton, artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 April, 1848. He studied under Christian Sehussele at the Pennsylvania academy of fine arts, and for several years painted portraits in Philadelphia, but later devoted himself almost exclusively to marine and coast painting. He has exhibited at the academy, Philadelphia, and since 1879 at the Academy of design, New York, to which city he came about 1882. He was awarded in 1882 the first prize for marine painting at the St. Louis exposition, in 1885 the first prize at the water-color exhibition of the American art association, and in 1886 a gold medal at the Prize fund exhibition. His paintings include " Looking down on the Sea from the Rocks at Magnolia, Massachusetts" (1884-'5); "A Missing Vessel" (1885) ; "Close of a Summer Day "' ; and " Evening, Gloucester Harbor" (1887).
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