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Franz Kline

(1910-1962)

Aliases: Franz Josef Kline, Franz Joseph Kline, Franz Rowe Kline

Painter

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Biography

Dramatic, powerful strokes emblazon the canvases of Franz Kline's paintings. Lauded for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement of the early 1950s, Kline's forceful, commanding black lines on white earned him high acclaim as the quintessential action painter.

The American artist attended Boston University and the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London, then settled in New York where Franz Kline's paintings of realist cityscapes drew top awards from the National Academy of Design. His signature style was later honed when Willem de Kooning introduced him to abstraction. Crafted using house painter brushes, the explosive, intense quality of Franz Kline's prints intend to elicit deep feelings and emotions. Franz Kline's artwork is part of many important collections, including New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in Venice. Discerning collectors can find rare abstract paintings for sale at Invaluable.

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