London Grove Framing
Serving the community since 1986

946 Lake Road, Suite 104

Avondale, PA 19311-9394

(610) 268-2630

London Grove Framing

Meet The Framers

Lin Rakus was born in Philadelphia in 1943. In April of 1961, at 18 years old, he began framing at Henry H. Taws. This was the beginning of many years of education in the preservation and framing of various forms of artwork. He was drafted into the US Army in 1965 and served 2 years before returning to Henry H. Taws where he worked for another 7 years. In 1969 he began framing for Art Craft Picture Framing. He remained with them until their closure in 1976. From 1976-1986 he worked at Gould Frame and Mirror. During his time with Gould he worked on various projects with the Philadelphia Art Museum and Pennsylvania Academy of Art. On October 1, 1986, Lin opened the doors of London Grove Framing. For 7 years he commuted to his frame shop in Avondale, PA from his home in Drexel Hill until he and his wife bought a house in Southern Chester County, where they have lived ever since. Lin has been in the framing business for 57 years and continues to frame daily and teach others the many valuable lessons that were taught to him. He truly loves what he does and it shows in every piece he touches and person he works with.



Virginia King was born in Bloominton, IN in 1967. She began her framing apprenticeship in 1985, at 17 years old in Atlanta, GA. while attending Atlanta College of Art. She honed her craft in multiple frame shops and galleries in Chester County, Pennsylvania after relocating to the area in 1989. After 17 years in the industry she found a home at London Grove Framing in 2002. She specializes in preservation of artwork and objects, shadowboxes, and needle-art. She loves art, in all it's various forms, and enjoys all aspects of the framing business. She can be found on any given day, either behind a table working on a piece, or behind a desk tending to the bookkeeping. She personally believes that people should be surrounded by beautiful things that they love; and that art makes the difference between a house and a home. 


At London Grove Framing, regardless of who you work with, you will be dealing with a proficient 
framing professional who is passionate about the work they do and the people they do it with. 
We are committed to our customers, and to the highest standard of customer service.
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