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Franz Kline
Birth: May 23, 1909
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 13, 1962
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Artist. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Kline studied art in London before settling in New York in 1939. His early work was figurative, social realism with cubist overtones. During the 1950ís, Kline developed his unique vocabulary of gestural brushstrokes and became associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement. He taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and The Cooper Union in New York. Klineís paintings in black and white are large with massive forms in a dense space. They very expressive, evoking the urban landscapes of New York and Pennsylvania. Kline used ordinary household paint and large housepaintersí brushes to quickly apply paint to canvases tacked directly to the wall. The black brushstrokes go beyond the edges of the canvas creating an energy and dynamism, while also giving the effect of presenting a detail or huge fragment of an even more monumental image. In the late 1950ís, Kline introduced color into the paintings, but he died before it became a major part of the work. (bio by: MC) 
Hollenback Cemetery
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: 1009
GPS (lat/lon): 41.25869, -75.87155
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Franz Kline
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Franz Kline
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Franz Kline
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- Joan
 Added: May. 23, 2016
Remembering you on your birthday. Thank you for your extraordinary work, it is eternally beautiful.
- TMLipp
 Added: May. 23, 2016

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 Added: May. 13, 2016
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