Franklin Boggs (1914-2009) oil on canvas countryside landscape, likely Tennessee, depicting a gathering of farmers, women and children, engaged in various farming activities including baling hay, pouring grain into bags and talking. Barn to left of scene with horses, chickens and pigs and farm equipment present. Signed lower right and dated ’42. Housed in the original Knaffl & Brothers, Knoxville, TN stained wood frame. Sight – 29 1/4″ H x 39 1/4″ W. Framed – 33 1/2″ H x 43 1/2″ W. Biography: A painter, sculptor and muralist, Franklin Boggs received his art education at the Fort Wayne Art School and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was awarded two European Traveling Fellowships and was in Europe at the outbreak of the war in 1939. Boggs began his art career by recording the activities of the Tennessee Valley Authority and painting murals for the U.S. Post Office. He became a war artist-correspondent for Abbott Laboratories early in 1944 and documented the work of the Army Medical Department in the South Pacific. After the war, Boggs was commissioned to paint in South America and became a full professor and artist-in-residence at Beloit College, where he continued his work as a muralist. His works have been exhibited in many leading U.S. museums including the Metropolitan, Corcoran, Legion of honor and Chicago Art Institute. His murals are in eight states and two are in Finland (Courtesy: PBS). CONDITION: Small area of craquelure, upper mid margin, otherwise overall very good condition. Frame with light general wear.
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