For Immediate Release
Contact:  Pattie Pardee

DeLand FL, July 19, 2019

The Museum of Art – DeLand is featuring paintings, drawings, and prints by artist Richard Frank in an exhibition that opens June 28, 2019 titled The Richard Frank Estate: Paintings, Drawings and Prints.  The show has been selected from the estate of Richard Frank consisting of 104 works of art which have been donated to the Museum of Art – DeLand from an anonymous collector. 

Richard Frank (British/American 1947-2014) moved to the US from Great Britain at the age of thirteen where he studied architecture at the University of Florida and painting and drawing at Temple University in Philadelphia and John F. Kennedy University in San Francisco, earning a Master of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.   Frank held positions as a museum curator (Curator of Education at the Norton Museum of Art and the Boca Raton Museum of Art), and as a university instructor having taught art and humanities at Temple University and in the California, Georgia, and Florida university systems.  He exhibited throughout the United States and Europe and his work is included in over 35 museum collections. 

Museum of Art – DeLand CEO George Bolge comments, that “Frank’s watercolors of nature combine elements of traditional representation, layered with cryptographic images interconnecting personal and art historical references.  The beauty of the natural world as it demonstrates the power of creation is a quiet theme in his art. He shows the natural world in exact precision, and with total realism, and occasional sense of whimsy; however, his landscapes represent a perfect beauty of a world which we rarely see in real life.  His scenes of nature convey a sense of soul comfort and peacefulness, which we all search for.”

The Richard Frank Estate: Paintings, Watercolors and Prints opens on Friday, June 28, 2019 and will be on view through September 29, 2019 at the Museum of Art - DeLand, located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and free to children under the age of 12 and all Volusia County School Students and Stetson Students.

About the Museum of Art – DeLand

The Museum of Art – DeLand is a vital and interactive visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and educational use of the fine arts in Central Florida.  Established in 1951, the Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is comprised of a 23,000 square foot arts facility housing five galleries on two levels located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and the Downtown Galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. Enriching the community through its permanent collection, art exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum is a source of cultural focus and is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach.  The Museum is supported by its Guild, Krewe Nouveau, grants, admissions, generous patrons and donors, and Museum Store adjacent to its galleries in Downtown DeLand.  To learn more about the Museum, its programming exhibits and opportunities to engage with the Arts visit us at or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Left:  Richard Frank, Untitled, No Date, Watercolor on paper, 15" x 22"
Right: Richard Frank , Rose Celestial, 2001, Watercolor on paper, 30" x 22 3/4"