Leon Franks Vintage Framed Original Still Life Canvas Painting “Fruits, Goblet & Jug” *****GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!*****

Price: $358.99

Quantity: 1 available

Item/Description:  Visually stunning Leon Franks original vintage ca. 1940s-1960s framed still life painting on canvas in scrumptiously vivid parfait-colored hues of amethyst purple, magenta, maroon red, cherry red, pastel yellow, golden yellow, amber, teal green, seafoam green, burnt orange, khaki green, olive green, chocolate brown, snowy white, off-white, cream, and jet black.

Subject Matter: Imagery depicted is that of a table-top still life display consisting of an oversized pitcher/ewer, a drinking goblet, and an assorted array of fresh fruits: an orange/tangerine, a red apple, a yellow apple or pear, green grapes, red cherries, and a green apple.

Frame appears to be original to the painting.

Special Attributes:

*Listed artist

*Artist is famous for his “How To Paint” art instruction books

Artist: Leon Franks (1914-1970); Lived/Active - California; Born - Edmonton, Canada; Known for: Landscape, Still Life, Figure

Identification/Markings: Signed in lower left “Leon Franks”

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Style: Realism - Still Life

Age/Period: Vintage - ca. 1940s-1960s

Material(s)/Format: Wood-framed painting on canvas

Size/Measurements (Framed):

*Painting measures 16 1/4'W x 12 1/4"H

*Frame measures 20" W x 16" H x 2 1/2" Deep

Quantity: One (1)

Condition Details:

*Painting: The painting is in excellent condition, remaining vibrantly colorful and crisp. Canvas does not evince any water damage, staining, tears, or odors of any kind. Only noted minor condition factor is a tiny pin head sized speck/dot of paint loss immediately adjacent to the rightmost edge of the red apple.

*Frame: The frame is in excellent vintage collectible condition, with no noted dings or issues affecting the wood. Most of the gold accents remain intact. There is a smattering of red paint marks in various spots.

*Backing: The paper on the back side has been opened up by a previous owner.

Excerpted Research Information About the Artist (attributed to http://www.vernonkerr.com/leonfranks.html ): “Leon Franks (1914-1970) was born in Edmonton, Canada on April 28, 1914.

He studied art in Paris at Academie Julian and Grande Chaumiere. He studied in Los Angeles at the Chouinard Art Institute and the Los Angeles Art Center. He studied privately with Nicolai Fechin, Will Foster, and F. Tolles Chamberlain.

He did portraits and decorations for Vancouver theaters before settling in Los Angeles about 1936. There he further studied with Fechin, Chamberlin, Will Foster, at Chouinard's and the Art Center while doing titles and designing for the movie industry.

He taught art for Los Angeles City Parks & Recreation (1949), Los Angeles Businessmen's Art Club (1955-56), and Laguna Beach Art & Design School (1962-65). He was the private teacher of several artists, including Vernon Kerr.

His work includes portraits and still lifes. He was the author of several "How to Paint" books: How to Do Still Life in 1952; Clowns and Characters in 1960; and Leon Franks on Techniques, 1964, all published by Walter Foster.”

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