Franz Kline

American, 1910-1962

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Franz Kline

American, 1910-1962

6,379 followers

Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline is known for his large black-and-white paintings that treat the …

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Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline is known for his large black-and-white paintings that treat the medium of oil with a calligraphic freedom, influenced by his acquaintance with Willem de Kooning. Kline viewed his gestural painting not as an expression of his emotions but as a means to create a physical form and …

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Selected career achievements
High auction record
$40m, Christie's, 2012
Solo show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art (DMA)
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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