Born in New York, Frank Fogarty got his artistic education at the Art Students League. He had his first work published in the New York Evening World when he was 16 years old. At the time, he specialized in sports and political cartoons. He improved his drawing and learned lettering when he was at the staff of the Sunday World. He eventually joined the American Press Association. Fogarty was art director of the New York Sun, and at Selznick Motion Pictures and Johnson Features. He has also worked for Warner Bros. He took over the 'Clarence' Sunday page from its creator Crawford Young, and continued it between 1930 and 1949. For 14 years, he has also drawn the 'Mr. & Mrs.' Sunday page for the Herald Tribune Syndicate.