Frank DeAndrea is nationally recognized as one of this country’s finest contemporary artists. A versatile master of many painting mediums, he has achieved an enviable reputation as a foremost portrait painter of some of the most prominent industrial leaders in the country. These include Colonel Willard F. Rockwell, a series of portraits of the nation’s Gas Presidents for the cover of “Gas Age” Magazine, and most recently Dr. Anthony J.F. O’Reilly, C.E.O. of H.J. Heinz Company.
Equally acclaimed are his designs and mural paintings for churches — some 40 feet long — which have led to a continuous series of commissions. A wide variety of his work has been represented in many Galleries in the Easter part of The United States.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1922, Mr. DeAndrea began painting as soon as he was old enough to hold a brush; and by the early age of 12, began studying painting, drawing and anatomy. In 1941, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served 3 1/2 years; then enrolled at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and continued his studies at Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Painting and Design.
Soon after, he entered the advertising business, with a position as Art Director of Marsteller, Inc., one for the country’s leading advertising agencies. Discovering a unique talent for commercial art as well, he gained a reputation in advertising art, and advanced in the industry as a respected Art Director and Advertising Executive.
Throughout his career, Frank has won distinguished honors, citations and awards in local, regional and national competitions for the design and execution of advertising art.