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The Museum of Art – DeLand is featuring the paintings, drawings and prints of artist Richard Frank in an exhibition that opens Friday, June 28. Donated to the Museum of Art – DeLand from an anonymous collector, “The Richard Frank Estate: Paintings, Drawings and Prints” consists of 104 works of art.

Born in 1947, Frank moved to the United States from Great Britain at age 13. He studied architecture at the University of Florida, and painting and drawing at Temple University in Philadelphia and John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts.

Frank held positions as a museum curator (curator of education at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, and at the Boca Raton Museum of Art), and as a university instructor teaching art and humanities at Temple University, and in California, Georgia and Florida university systems.

He exhibited throughout the United States and Europe; his work is included in more than 35 museum collections.

Frank died in 2014.

“The beauty of the natural world as it demonstrates the power of creation is a quiet theme in Frank’s art,” said Museum of Art – DeLand CEO George Bolge. “He shows the natural world in exact precision, with total realism and an occasional sense of whimsy; however, his landscapes represent a perfect beauty of a world which we rarely see in real life. His scenes of nature convey a sense of soul comfort and peacefulness, which we all search for.”

“The Richard Frank Estate: Paintings, Drawings and Prints” will be on exhibit through Sept. 29 at the museum galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission costs $5 for adults, and is free for museum members, Volusia County and Stetson University students, and children age 12 and younger.

For more information, call 386-734-4371 or visit www.MoArtDeLand.org.


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