Raised and educated in Texas, Frank Armstrong holds a bachelor of journalism degree from the UTAustin, where he also taught photojournalism. He worked as a photojournalist for UTAustin’s News Service throughout the 1970’s. Awarded a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship in 1979, he began concentrating more on his personal work and teaching workshops throughout the southwestern US. He has an extensive exhibition record spanning forty years, and has several publications, including a monograph of his work, titled ROCK, RIVER, & THORN: The Big Bend of the Rio Grande (2001). In 1986, he was commissioned by the Texas Historical Foundation to contribute to Contemporary Texas: A Photographic Portrait (1985). He is represented in many private and permanent collections including, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Modern Art, NY, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Amon Carter Museum, Ft Worth, National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian, and the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester.