Andrews, Frank

Andrews, Frank (Maxwell)

(1884–1943) soldier, aviator; born in Nashville, Tenn. The son of a newspaperman, he graduated from West Point in 1906 and served in the aviation section of the Signal Corps during World War I. As the first commander of the army's General Headquarters Air Force (1935–39), Andrews helped develop the B-17 bomber (which would be a key weapon of World War II), and became a prominent advocate of air power as an offensive weapon. Rugged in looks, and firm but softspoken, he campaigned to establish the Air Corps as an independent service. Andrews held senior commands in the Caribbean and the Middle East (1941–43) before succeeding Eisenhower (who had become supreme Allied commander in North Africa) as the head of U.S. forces in Europe (1943). He was killed in an air crash in Iceland on May 3, 1943. Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., is named after him.
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From left, Paul Andrews, Frank Maxwell of Fracino and Sian Steele, head of family business for PWC in the UK
The Los Angeles Years.' Pallant House provides a steadier show, with the added advantage of showing Kitaj in the company of friends and contemporaries--Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach and Howard Hodgkin among others--by virtue of the permanent display which slices through the exhibition.
Mark and Maureen Gates; Melissa Fendick, Frank Bruno MBE, Kirsty Powell, Sarah McNally; Lloyd Sutton, Amanda Sutton, Annette Tilley, Tim Tilley; Maria Harris, Scott Conker, Amanda Andrews; Geoff Peters, Mary Peters, Wendy Tether, Geoff Bevan; Tony Andrews, Frank Bruno MBE
Gerardo Castillo, Steve "OG" Olson, Jamie Brisick, Nicole Andrews, Frank Gow, Bill Daniel, Coan Nichols, Doug Magnuson, Magritte, Daniel Pineda, and John Brinton Hogan.
Broadly speaking, the School of London seems to include almost any contemporary British figurative painter, though the core members are usually said to be Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, and Kitaj.