DuVal, Frank

  • “Swing Seventeen At Bulle Rock, McDonald’s LPGA Championship, June 2006” 2006, India ink and colored inks on paper, 30 x 22 inches, Inscribed, Signed and dated lower left
  • “Sophie Gustafson at Bulle Rock McDonald’s LPGA Championship, Presented by Coca-Cola, June 2009” 2009, Ink and colored pencil on paper, 22 x 15 inches, Inscribed upper left, Signed and dated lower left
  • “Sketch of Sherri Steinhauer” 2008, Charcoal on paper, 22 x 14 inches, Signed and dated lower left
  • “At the ShopRite LPGA Classic, Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa, May 2005” Charcoal on paper, 30 x 22 inches, Inscribed lower left, Signed lower right
  • “At Squaw Creek Country Club, Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, July 2004” 2009, Charcoal on paper, 22 x 15 inches, Inscribed middle left, Signed and dated lower left
  • “At Bulle Rock, McDonald’s LPGA Championship, June 2005” 2008, Charcoal on paper, 16 x 22 inches, Inscribed upper left, Signed and dated lower right
  • “At Bulle Rock, McDonald’s LPGA Championship, Sponsored by Coca-Cola, June 2008” 2008, India ink and colored inks on paper, 30 x 22 inches, Inscribed, Signed and dated lower right
  • “At Superstition Mountain, Safeway LPGA International, March 2005” 2008, Ink on paper, 22 x 14 inches, Inscribed middle right, Signed and dated lower right
  • “At Magnolia Grove, Mitchell LPGA Tournament of Champions, Presented by Kathy Ireland Worldwide, November 2006” 2006, India ink on paper, 30 x 22 inches, Inscribed, Signed and dated lower left
  • “At Wykagyl Country Club, Sybase LPGA Classic, May 2006” 2006, Colored inks on paper, 30 x 22 inches, Inscribed, Signed and dated upper left
  • “Jill McGill at Kingsmill, LPGA Michelob Ultra Open, May 10, 2006” 2006, Charcoal on paper, 30 x 22 inches, Inscribed, Signed and dated lower left

American Contemporary

Since the McDonald’s LPGA Championship in 2004, Frank DuVal has filled about fifty sketchbooks with on-the-spot drawings of women competing in more than twenty LPGA tournaments across the country.

“It’s a rich artistic opportunity to sketch women who are not posing. They are fully engaged in striving for athletic excellence. It’s all about energy and grace. If Rembrandt were alive today, he’d be watching, and sketching, the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association on tour.”

In 2011, Frank was commissioned to execute drawings of the fourteen members of Team USA, the American women who would compete against a team of European professionals for the Solheim Cup. The drawings were presented to the players as gifts from Rosie Jones, the team captain. Frank’s drawings of Rosie Jones and Sophie Gustafson are featured in Vicki Moon’s nationally-acclaimed book, “Golf Styles.”

Frank’s interest in sketching has taken him, not only to golf tournaments, but also to jazz clubs, dance classes, and “pretty much the middle of nowhere, where I am away from civilization, observing (and sketching) critters in the wild.” Frank has done month-long tours in Badlands National Park and Everglades National Park, as artist-in-residence. In 2010, he was chosen to be the official artist for that year’s Women’s Air Race Classic. Frank has exhibited his original drawings in twenty-one solo exhibitions since 1970.