Arthur Burdett Frost

1851 – 1928

Arthur Burdett Frost


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Illustrator and sporting art

A famous illustrator and sporting artist, Arthur B. Frost is perhaps best known for his illustrations for the Uncle Remus tales by Joel Chandler Harris, as well as for naturalistic hunting and shooting prints. Many consider him to be the best illustrator of rural America.

An ardent sportsman himself, many of Frosts favorite subjects were hunting, fishing, and golfing. Often his golfing subjects tended towards humor. His scenes capture the drama of the sport – a hunter poised to shoot and a dog on point – with elements often integrated into a richly detailed woodland or marsh setting.