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Frank Harrison Redelius
Classical realist still life paintng, art historian, book illustration.
American, (6/21/1925–6/22/2011)
Following is the Baltimore Sun newspaper obituary of Frank Redelius, August 28, 2011:
On June 22, 2011, Franklin Harrison Redelius, died at Good Samaritan hospital, Baltimore, of congestive heart failure. Born June 21, 1925, the son of Franklin and Evelyn Redelius, Frank was the beloved husband of Mary Gray Redelius, who predeceased him by many years.
As a young man Redelius fought in the Second World War in the Pacific Theatre, and was part of the third wave of marines to invade Iwo Jima in 1945. After the war, Frank studied under Jacques Maroger, the former technical director of the Louvre Museum laboratory in Paris, and like Maroger, he devoted his life to the study of the oil based medium of the Old Masters.
He became a member of the famed "Six Realists of Baltimore," whose showing in the early sixties drew thousands to their downtown Baltimore gallery. Frank was a prolific painter, and in addition continued to research for many decades the white lead and linseed oil combination and treatment used by the Renaissance Masters.
He published his book, The Master Keys the year before he died. A well-loved and good friend to many, Frank was a devoted son and a devoted husband who took exceptional selfless, loving care of his wife Mary Gray during the many last years of her illness.
He is survived by his stepson, Gar Reier and his family in California; his cousin Loleta Whitcomb of Baltimore; and his niece by marriage, Shirley Steinberg, also of Baltimore, and her family.
Ashes will be inurned at garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills on September 13, at 10:45 a.m.

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