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Franz Kline (1910 - 1962)

 
 
Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
1. Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) Marker
Inscription.  This Abstract Expressionist painter, born in Wilkes-Barre, helped establish the international reputation of American artists in the 1950's. Kline's "Action Painting" is noted for bold, emotionally charged brushstrokes and non-representational subjects. The stark anthracite landscape of his native region inspired Kline's most famous work: his black and white paintings of the 1950s, including "Lehigh, Luzerne, and Pittston.
 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 41° 14.709′ N, 75° 53.36′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on River Street near South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Wyoming (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Morgan Kirby (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyman H. Howe (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Durkee
Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
2. Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) Marker
This is marker heaven! Looking North up River Street 5 markers can be seen!
(within shouting distance of this marker); George Catlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Teedyuscung (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Camp Gildersleeve (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Franz Kline images. (Submitted on May 4, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Franz Kline - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Franz Kline at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 

More. Search the internet for Franz Kline (1910 - 1962).
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 889 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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