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Frank Trefny was born in Greenwich Connecticut in 1948.  He has lived in Newark Delaware since 1983.  He received his B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1970 and his M. F. A. in 1974 from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1968.

He has had 10 solo shows at the Steven Scott Gallery in Baltimore since its opening in 1988, most recently in 2016 and has been included in many group shows there.

He has had 5 solo shows at the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, most recently in 2015 and has been included in many group shows there.

He has had solo shows at the Bruce R. Lewin Gallery in New York, the Jerald  Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Coplan Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida among others.

His work has been featured at exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum, the Noyes Museum in New Jersey, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and The Woodmere Art Museum, both in Philadelphia, as well as other museum venues.

Trefny was the cover artist and the subject of a feature article in American Artist Magazine in December 1987 and again in 2009.  He was also selected as the cover artist for Reader’s Digest in April 1995.  His work has been reviewed in Art in America by critic Gerrit Henry and is represented in numerous major corporate and private collections.

A 2011 video by John Thornton entitled “Frank Trefny, a Painter’s Painter” can be seen on YouTube.  

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