(1914 - 2009)
Franklin Boggs was active/lived in Wisconsin, Indiana / Europe. Franklin Boggs is known for painting, illustration-combat artist, design, teaching.
Biography Franklin Boggs
Educated at the Fort Wayne Art School and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
Arts, Franklin Boggs traveled in Europe on two Fellowships, and was
there at the beginning of World War II in 1939 and barely escaped from
the Nazis in Paris. In Europe, he became fascinated by
mural painting, and later as a teacher in Wisconsin, had a chance to
study mural painting in Uruguay and Argentina.
His art career began as an artist of the TVA, Tennessee Valley
Authority and as a painter of murals for the U.S. Post Office.
In 1944, he became a war artist- correspondent for Abbott Laboratories
and documented the work of the Army Medical Department in the South
Pacific. In this capacity, he did many dramatic, highly realistic
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