Sad news, saw Frank very recently painting in the Liverpool Academy of Arts as he so often did. He’ll be greatly missed.
Via Click Liverpool…
Frank Hendry, World War II hero, journalist, schoolteacher and renowned Merseyside artist, has died at the age of 85.
Born in Birkenhead, Frank moved with his family to Liverpool where he worked as a teacher in several schools including the Blue Coat Grammar School.
He was a devout Roman Catholic and spent several years in the 1960s working as a journalist on the Liverpool Catholic Pictorial newspaper.
Throughout his life Frank maintained the interest in art he developed at school and he became particularly renowned for landscapes and Mersey river scenes, painted in his own distinctive style.
Frank’s work was exhibited alongside that of his friend and contemporary, Arthur Dooley, at the House of Commons and in 1985. He was an active member of the Liverpool Academy of Arts and also exhibited at the Liverpool Bluecoat Chambers.
In 1989 a sum of £18,000 raised from the sale of prints of his paintings went to the Hillsborough Disaster Fund.