PHOTOS: Marblehead Museum's Frost Collection

Here's a closer look at some of the J.O.J Frost paintings currently on display at the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society.

If you're looking for a fun way to take a look into Marblehead's not-so-distant past, consider stopping by the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society on Washington Street to check out their collection of J.O.J. Frost paintings.

According to the museum's website, the gallery is a permanent installation of paintings and sculpture left to the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society by Marblehead native J.O.J. Frost.

"Frost's post-Civil War boyhood memories of Marblehead and experiences aboard fishing schooners on the Grand Banks are the focus of his work. J.O.J. Frost began painting at age 70, untrained but driven by a sense of history that he expressed visually," the website says. "His art is more than charming and quaint as it details the daily life of Marbleheaders at home and at sea. Frost's work is recognized as a significant part of American folk art, and is represented in major folk art collections."

Have you stopped by to take in the Frost art in the past? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below.


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