Frank Wilcox

The Frank Nelson Wilcox collection consists of two preparatory drawings for the oil painting The Bee Tree in the museum's collection (2012.119). Recalling an event that took place decades earlier during a family reunion on a farm in Brecksville, Ohio, this painting depicts the felling of a tree to extract a honeycomb in its trunk. The artist-who taught more than 40 years at his alma mater, the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art-presents himself as the young man straddling the tree in the center of the composition. The painting and drawings were donated to the museum in 2012. Learn more about Wilcox and the collection by reading the finding aid, below.

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