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If you are in New York, stop by the Metropolitan Transit Authority Museum and see the work of Marvin Franklin, read his story and appreciate him and his work.

Marvin Franklin


Written by Bob Martin

December 26, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Posted in Art, Artist, Galleries, Museums

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  1. How sad that he was killed and that only after his death was his work discovered. He looks like an interesting man and the painting in progress seems quite extraordinary. I do hope to go to NY next year but I’m sure it will be too late for his show.

    Jana Bouc

    December 26, 2007 at 11:43 pm

  2. As every time i go to NYC I dont miss to visit the Art Students League of New-York.
    This time, by chance, I saw an ad about Sir Marvin Franklin. I should say Master Marvin Franklin.
    Step by step I ve discovered what happened to him and knew that an exhibit on his art was hold in Brooklyn.
    I can say that his art is astonishingly fabulous !
    How despaired I was that not even a catalogue linked to his exhibition has been published. Not even an art book in the MTA MUSEUM store.
    I saw his work during my lasts hours before to come back to europe bringing along with me the souvenir of his beautiful sketches and paintings.
    This artist will now belong among my favorites artists.
    Thank you Master FRANKLIN.

    Laurent QUAYZIN

    December 28, 2007 at 1:36 pm

  3. Jana, Happy New Year to you and your family. I thought you would find M. Franklin’s work interesting. There is a series of drawings that he did on the Subway and it reminded me of some of the your sketches.

    Bob Martin

    December 30, 2007 at 11:31 am

  4. Hello Laurent
    Hopefully someone will be willing to create a new show of M. Franklin work, giving it additional and earned recognition.

    Bob Martin

    December 30, 2007 at 11:39 am

  5. there are no words for loss and since he was an artist his work say it all. A profound visual thinker with a great talent. – shoosty


    January 27, 2008 at 10:22 pm

  6. The Salmagundi Art Club in Manhattan is planning a Spring/Summer 2008 exhibit of other works of Mr. Franklin. I believe their show will feature sketches and watercolors from Mr. Franklin’s “Homeless Series.”

    Roxanne Robertson

    February 5, 2008 at 1:37 pm

  7. Hi Roxanne, Thanks for the info. I will see if I can get more information and will post on this blog as well as

    Bob Martin

    February 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm

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