Frank Rennsselear Liddell
(1864 – 1923)

Painter. Born in Wisconsin on September 4, 1864. Liddell settled in Los Angeles in 1883. A banker, he was self-taught artist who painted oils and watercolors as a hobby. By 1890 he was a competent landscape painter. While active in the local art scene, he was a founder of the Painters’ Club and the first president of the California Art Club. Liddell was active in Los Angeles until his death on November 9, 1923.

Image courtesy of

Edan Milton Hughes,
Artists in California 1786 – 1940

California Art Club (President, 1909-1910)
Painters’ Club of Los Angeles