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About Rose Frantzen

Published onJan 15, 2021
About Rose Frantzen

About the Artist

A native of Maquoketa, Iowa, Rose Frantzen has gained national and international acclaim for her oil paintings from life that bring contemporary perspectives to a traditional alla prima approach. In addition to landscapes, still lifes, and figurative works, Frantzen creates serial and allegorical works, incorporating abstract or surreal settings.

Frantzen’s work has shown at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the Denver Historical Museum, and as award winner in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition. Her work in in the permanent collections of the Figge Art Museums, the Dubuque Art Museum, the Iowa State University Museums, and the World Food Prize.

Frantzen is a frequent demonstrator, guest lecturer, and panelist at museums and national art conventions. Her paintings have been featured in numerous national and international art magazines and journals. Frantzen studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, the Palette & Chisel Academy with Richard Schmid, and at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, studying anatomy with the late Deane G. Keller.

Her work can be seen at

Bio courtesy the artist’s website.


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