Ruth Francken

1924, Prague, Czechia – 2006, Paris, France


Cala d’or, 1963

Gouache, ink, watercolor, pencil on paper, 31,5 x 28 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00630



Ruth Francken (1924 – 12 September 2006) was a Czech-American sculptor, painter, and furniture designer who was mostly active in Paris. Ruth Francken was considered an Abstract Expressionist in her early career, until around 1964. After this point she began working with object sculptures, collage, and different textiles and techniques, and her art took on a more surrealist and pop-art aesthetic. She focuses heavily on problems and disconnects in communication. Her work was featured in an international exhibit, initially created by Tate Modern in London, titled “The World Goes Pop.”

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