Over the years, Frank Ashford painted hundreds of canvases, many of which can be seen, or are mentioned, in newspaper clippings and exhibit catalogs. If you have any information on the location of any Ashford paintings, please let us know. Contact us here.
We need your help to find The Three Sisters.
Help us find one of Frank Ashford’s most loved paintings (shown above). He seemed to keep it with him for his entire career. He painted, Les Trois Soeurs, or, The Three Sisters (above), in 1912 while he was in Paris. It was included in a salon there, and later at exhibits in Philadelphia and Chicago in the U.S. This photo was taken for the catalog of the Philadelphia exhibit.
In a 1953 Aberdeen American News story, Frank Ashford is shown in a photo at a local department store where he was exhibiting his work. This painting is behind him in the photo. Ashford would pass away seven years later and The Three Sisters was not in his apartment at the time of his death.
We would love to find it and see it in color. Have you seen it? Do you know where it is?
Interestingly, Ashford did repeat the woman on the right in The Three Sisters in another painting, so we have some sense of how this might have looked. See Woman in Pink.
The photo below is from an exhibit in 1913 at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Three Sisters can be seen on the lower left. Ashford was not a student at the time of this exhibit, in fact, he is listed in the catalog as living in Paris in 1913. He attended the Art Institute for three years approximately 1902-1905. Photo courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago. Follow our quest on Facebook.
If you know anything about The Three Sisters, please use the contact form and let us know as soon as you can. Or call the offices of McQuillen Creative Group at 605-226-3481.