Franklin A. Bates was active/lived in Ohio. Franklin Bates is known for rural landscape, boat and harbor scenes.
The following, submitted November 2004, is from Richard Ocepek, who wrote:
Franklin Bates was a good friend of, Joe Vanckunas, my wife's father who was the owner of Van's Camera in Akron, Ohio from the 1950's until the 1980's. Over the years Joe acquired a number of Bates watercolors and Whiskey Paintings. Joe and his wife have both passed away and the paintings were inherited by my wife and her brother. All of these paintings involve boat and harbor scenes. When we went through papers after the death of Joe's wife, we found an old brochure about Bates which reads as follows:
"MEET Franklin A. Bates, The Master Artist, Lecturer, Instructor, Demonstrator, Television Personality Creator OF THE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION "Paint Alon ... Displaying 750 of 7234 characters.