Ruth Franklin isn't trying to make art that is trendy or pretty. Every day (including weekends & most holidays), she arrives at her studio before dawn with a singular goal: to make a good painting. She has the inexhaustible & highly self-disciplined work ethic of a soldier (her father was a D-day veteran!). She doesn't require any creature comforts beyond a thermos of coffee and a pack of cigarettes. When Franklin is at her easel, she enters a zenlike state and exhibits a monomaniacal determination. Her pictures, whether created with charcoal, pastels or paint, are always discernable & distinctive. In short, Ruth Franklin is the real deal.
Her current show at steve mckenzie's includes 20 new paintings & charcoal drawings.
9/15/2015 05:01:57 pm
As expected Ruth, the new works looking great - wish I could be there. Kosmo Vinyl
9/16/2015 02:13:03 pm
She's one of the most dedicated artists I know, and deserves to be much more widely recognised. I hope this makes that much more of a possibility. One of THE best.
9/16/2015 04:34:51 pm
Looks like it's going to be a sold out show. Wish I could make it.
12/28/2022 01:59:51 pm
The Harlem Fine Arts Show in New York & the RAW Art Fair in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Nevertheless, she was still voted 'Best Established Visual Artist' in Atlanta by the readers of Creative Loafing last year. I’m so thankful for your helpful post!
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