Frank Morley Fletcher (British/American, 1866-1949)
The wild meadow signed with monogram (lower left) oil on canvas 45.5 x 61cm (17 15/16 x 24in).
Frank Morley Fletcher was best known as a print maker, whose work shows the strong influence of Japanese woodblocks as well as the ideas and aesthetics of the Design and Industries Association.
Born in Liverpool in 1866, he studied in London and Paris, before taking a number of prominent positions at various Art Insitutions and Universities in the UK. Later in life he emigrated to California, where he worked as Director of the School of the Arts in Santa Barbara.
Fletcher's woodcuts are held in numerous public collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the British Museum.