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Leon Franks

 (1914 - 1970)
Leon Franks was active/lived in California, Alberta / Canada.  Leon Franks is known for landscape, still life, figure painting.

Leon Franks

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 & Design School (1962-65). Franks died in Laguna Beach, CA on Nov. 11, 1970. His work includes portraits and still lifes. He was the author of several "How to Paint" books. Exh: CPLH, 1947; Arizona State Fair, 1947 (2nd prize); Painters & Sculptors of

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1966.

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About  Leon Franks

Born:  1914 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died:   1970 - Laguna Beach, CAlifornia
Known for:  landscape, still life, figure painting