In Memory:
Marvin Franklin
April 13, 1952 - April 29, 2007
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Above:  By Marvin Franklin, "Subway Series, Morning Rush Hour," 2004, Ink, 11 x 14
Mr. Franklin was a true artist, who drew every day, wherever he went. 
This drawing is just one of thousands of drawings that he did in his many sketch books. 

Below is one of his Mr. Franklin's last  paintings completed before his untimely passing on April 29th, 2007.  
It includes many of his friends working on their own artwork in studio 5 at the New York Art Students League.
I know all the people in this painting--- Mr. Franklin caught each person at a perfect moment that encapsulates their  essence 
and personifies their bodies, psychology and humanity.
Marvin was a friend, and I will miss this great artist.

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Above is by Marvin Franklin. Watercolor

All above  images copyright 2008 by Tenley Jones-Franklin

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