John Frost was born in 1890 in Philadelphia, the son of Arthur B. Frost, the famous illustrator. He studied with his father and in Paris at the Academie Julian with Jean Paul Laurens. Frost also worked from 1906 to 1908 with the American Impressionist artist Richard Miller in Paris and Giverny. A diagnosis of tuberculosis sent Frost to a sanitarium in Switzerland for recuperation and treatment from 1912 to 1914. He later returned to New York where he had a successful period working as an illustrator. Starting in 1919, the artist lived mainly in Pasadena, California, where the warm dry weather was more appropriate for his health. There he was influenced by the American Impressionist Guy Rose, a friend of his father, AB Frost. The three artists often sketched in the California desert, mountains, and coastal landscape.Frost’s bright California Impressionist landscapes are highly prized. More rare, however, are a series of Frost sporting paintings produced in the last years of his life. These depict men fishing and hunting in autumn woodland landscapes and are much sought after by sporting art collectors. He died at age forty seven in 1937.