Artist of the Day | Marcel Franquelin
Still Life with Pot Oil on canvas 16 x 22 in
Marcel Franquelin was born in France. He earned two Masters in fine arts, art history, and art education at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Lille, and the University of Lille respectively. He has been teaching Art and the French language since 1979 in France and in the United States. Marcel has created numerous commissions for clients, collectors, and corporations, including Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, I.M.O. Industries, Alba Vineyard. Among the commissions were large murals for several New York schools and reproductions of 19th century masterpieces from the Napoleonic period. He also executes commissions for individuals, such as Howard Tullman. Marcel has been/is represented by a wide range of galleries including Garth Davidson, Moorestown, NJ; Image Gallery, Princeton, NJ; Ambassador Gallery, New York; Marin Price Gallery, D.C., Chevy Chase, and Baltimore; Délann Gallery, Plainsboro, NJ; Devon Gallery, New Hope, PA. Most recently his work has been featured at the Stricoff Gallery, New York, Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ, the Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia and Sherry French Gallery, New York and The Moore Art Gallery, Moorestown, NJ.
His most recent show, a collection of 20 prints, took place at the Watchung Arts Center. American Artist and School Arts magazines have featured Marcel’s work, as well. In 2006, one of his paintings was finalist at the Audubon Society Art Competition. At his studio in Milltown, NJ and at other NJ venues, Marcel teaches a full schedule of classes in basic drawing, oil painting, airbrush, pen and ink, charcoal, and watercolor. He individualizes instruction based on the student’s abilities, needs, and desires. Together, he and his students have created Les Amis des Arts, an art association which holds exhibitions at galleries and commercial locations throughout the year. courtesy of artnet.com, fineartamerica.com