Photo courtesy of the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society, Marblehead, MA -- Detail from the Cover of Molly Waldo!
A treasure hunt is underway to identify and locate the paintings of John Orne Johnson "J.O.J." Frost. Our object is to reunite the works of J.O.J. Frost "virtually" so that young and old can see the history of New England and Marblehead, through the eyes of this special Folk Artist, as he depicted it -- in its entirety.
The largest collection of J.O.J. Frost works of art can be seen at the J.O.J. Frost Gallery in Marblehead Museum in Marblehead, Massachusetts. However, numerous other paintings are owned by institutions and private owners. Research to locate all the painting is being conducted by Priscilla L. Moulton and Bethe Lee Moulton, authors of Molly Waldo! A Young Man's First Voyage to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Adapted from the Stories of Marblehead Fishermen of the 1800s. Like writing and publishing of Molly Waldo!, this independent project has been undertaken by the Moultons with the encouragement of the Marblehead Museum and its staff.
If you own a Frost painting or have other information about his works, we will value hearing from you and will treat your communication in a confidential manner.
As our project unfolds, more will appear on this web site.