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 Leon Franks  (1914 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: California/Alberta / Canada      Known for: landscape, still life, figure painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Leon Franks
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Birth
1914 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
 
Death
1970 (Laguna Beach, CAlifornia)

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California/Alberta / Canada

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Born in Edmonton, Canada on April 28, 1914. Franks studied in Paris at Académie Julian and Grande Chaumiére. He painted portraits and scenery 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 at Los Angeles City Parks & Recreation (1949), Los Angeles Businessmens Art Club (1955-56), and Laguna Beach Art & Desig (showing 500 of 1711 characters).



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