Frank Gillett

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward Frank•Gillett
Used nameFrank•Gillett
Born23 July 1874 in Worlingham, Suffolk, England (GBR)
Died1 May 1927 in Stepney, Greater London, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Frank Gillett was a British visual artist. He was educated at Gresham’s in Holt, Norfolk and at the age of 16 left school to work as a clerk for the Committee of Lloyds. In 1896 he gave up his job to pursue a career as a full-time artist and worked as an illustrator of people, landscapes, sporting, military, genre and rural subjects for the Daily Graphic, Black & White and the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, Fine Art Society and Royal Society of Painters in Water Colors. Gillett lived in London before moving back to Aldeby in 1916. His paintings were exhibited at the 1928 Olympic Art Competitions one year after his death.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GBR Frank Gillett
Painting, Drawings And Water Colors, Open (Olympic) AC
Painting, Drawings And Water Colors, Open (Olympic) AC

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