Frank Ryan is a native Californian born and raised in Marin county. Inspired by the local landscape, Frank finds unique perspectives on the common subjects of his experience. He draws from the historic themes of American and European realist traditions to reflect on the immediate aspects of direct observation. His influences include Edward Hopper, the Ash Can School, John Sargent, and Manet. Frank Ryan received his BFA from Sonoma State University and his MFA in oil painting from UCLA. His work has been exhibited across the country and in Europe. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.