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MARCEL FRANQUELIN

Monmouth Junction, NEW JERSEY

08852   U.S.A.

Tel. : 732-230-3018

Email : 805artstudio@comcast.net

Website : http://www.artbymarcel.com

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/marcel-franquelin.html

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Marcel Franquelin received a traditional artistic education in France, at Les Beaux-Arts and the University of Lille, before teaching art and art history in France and later in the United States. After producing copies of masterpieces for five years, he specialized in traditional glazing techniques typical of the nineteenth century masters, such as David, Ingres, Courbet. With over 40 years of experience in Realism, Marcel Franquelin now teaches and paints in his atelier near Princeton, New Jersey,, where he has several dedicated followers.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

Two things I know.

 

With over forty years of my life dedicated to learning and producing artistic work, I have come to realize that there are only two fundamental truths necessary to achieve a successful career as an artist:

First, take your work seriously, not yourself.

We are only guests in this world and one can only hope that his work will outlive him. Make sure it is worth it.

Second, never forget to truly enjoy drawing and painting. It is not about pleasing the crowd, nor about making money, it is about living your passion, it is about keeping the learning process alive.

Every successful struggle brings intense satisfaction; every failed struggle brings humility and eagerness to learn more.

Along the way, do not forget to share your knowledge, it is an important part of your artistic existence.

That being said, I sincerely hope you will enjoy my work, which has no pretentious or offensive intentions.

I am just smiling at life and following my brush…

 

Marcel Franquelin

 

 

EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS (U.S.)

 

Artful deposit Gallery, NJ: solo show 1988, group show 1989

 

Image gallery, NJ: group show 1991, solo show 1992

 

Garth Davidson Gallery: solo show 1994, 1995

 

Ambassador Gallery, New York City; group show 1995, 1996

 

Stricoff Gallery, New York City: 2 artists show (with Randy Ford) 2004

 

Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia: group show 2005

 

Cherry French Gallery: group show 2007

 

Flint Institute of Art, Chicago: group show, 2007 

 

Member of the International Guild of Realism

 

Member of the American Society of Portrait Artists

 

Member of the Portrait Society of America

 

Member of the Oil Painters of America

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

American Artist Magazine 1997

 

International Artist Magazine 2008

 

Artelibre V, 2010

 

International Contemporary Artists, Volume II, 2011

 

Artelibre VI, 2011

 

Artelibre VII, 2012

 

Artelibre VIII, 2013

 

 

AWARDS

 

Salmagundi Merit Award 2008

 

Myartworkspace.com Award (1st place) 2008

 

Artkudos.com twice finalist 2008

 

Professional Artists League finalist 2008

 

Raymar Art Competition, 2010, finalist

 

Boldbrush Art Competition, August 2010, finalist

 

Boldbrush Art Competition, September 2010, finalist

 

Raymar Art Competition 2011, finalist

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