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Franz Kline, New York, 1953

- Foyer Art by Franz Kline In this piece Franz Kline captured "a dance" of painting. By applying black on white and then white on black, with hardware paint enamels he created an abstract art, full of vivid colours. 2 years before Abstract pursue, he was drawn to figurative and furniture drawings. It all changed when he visited his friend who introduced projector, an innovation back then, and Kline's mind changed. He now was able to project his drawings, more often done on yellow pages from…

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Franz Kline Biography

American artist Franz Kline (1910-1962) in his studio photographed by John Cohen. See black n white card below which looks similar.

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King Oliver, 1958. Franz Kline (1910-1962). Kline sought in the later 1950s to maintain a stylistic development. He was to introduce a full range of color. Some black-and-white paintings had already retained traces of sombre hues, but now Kline returned to the strident palette that he had largely eschewed since the later 1940s, as in the clashing green, red, and purples of King Oliver.

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Black, White, and Gray Franz Kline  (American, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1910–1962 New York City) 1959 Oil on canvas

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