Robert Ferd Frank
3rd Place - Honor of Distinction
South-side character, St. Louis Missouri
Biography: My early years as an artist were focused mainly on music. I first played trumpet in high school, and my interest changed to rock & roll after the English invasion of the Stone's and Beatles.
I played in a local band, the Aerovons, that recorded an album at Abbey Road in 1969. In the mid 70's I hooked up with John Cougar(Mellencamp), and recorded 4 albums with him as his bass player.
I've been shooting photographs and painting since 2000, self taught in both. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by many talented local artists which have been a great influence on me. My...