JACK FROST — A Yankee Homecoming


Jack Frost (1915-1997) was a New England sketch artist born in Eastport, Maine on December 22, 1915. After his graduation from the University of Maine, he went to the staff of the Boston Herald, and later became an artist and columnist for the Boston Post. Jack taught at Boston College, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and many other venues.

In 1958, Newburyport was one of twenty-nine cities to adopt the vision of Jack Frost’s ‘Yankee Homecoming”. His intention was to restore pride and interest in old cities like Newburyport that were the “historic homesteads where their ancestors had once lived” and the “roots” of their own national identity. After sixty-two years, Newburyport is the only surviving participant of this original vision.

The Jack and Jillson Frost Project is a tribute to this pilgrimage, bringing Jack Frost back home to where it all began in this very special Yankee Homecoming exhibit. The original works of Jack Frost are made possible by the collaboration of his daughter Jillson, and John Brown, artist of the Spirit of Newburyport, and Coordinator of the 4th Annual Inn Street Artisans Revival.

For more information about the Jack and Jillson Frost Project, please go to jackandjillsonfrost.com.

All Images © Jack and Jillson Frost Project


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