Frank Vincent DuMond    BIO

Frank Vincent DuMond

One of the most influential teacher-painters in 20th- century America, Frank DuMond taught at the Art Students League of New York. His career spanned more than 50 years, and he taught thousands of artists including Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe and Frank J. Reilly, among others. An Impressionist, he began his own studies at the Art Students League in 1884 and later continued his education in Paris, the hub of the world’s art scene. He is well-known for developing a Prismatic Palette, where students learned to see a progression of prismatic light in premixed paints placed in a tonal progression, much like the notes on a piano. Variations of the Prismatic Palette are still used by many artists and instructors today. DuMond was a member of the Old Lyme Art Colony in Old Lyme, Conn., where he resided with his wife, Helen Savier, another artist, in the Grassy Hills neighborhood. He lived to be 85 years old.