Rose Frantzen is active/lives in Iowa. Rose Frantzen is known for idealistic figure.
Biography Rose Frantzen
Rose Frantzen paints figures set in surreal or abstract settings. A native Iowan, she returned to her small hometown of Maquoketa after years away studying and working.
Frantzen began her art studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. At first her professors steered her towards commercial art. When an advertising executive viewed some of her first paintings he told her that if he could paint like that he would never paint commercial art. Another turning point was meeting her mentor, Richard Schmid, whom she studied with at Connecticut's Lyme Academy of Arts.
At 25, Frantzen returned to her hometown when her parents urged her to buy the old city hall which she later renovated into a large gallery with her studio on the
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