This ad is for an Amazing Frank Frazier, American (1943 -) Pen & Ink w/ Gouache Drawing of Harlem, NY life in the city. Frank Frazier is a sculptor, painter, and collagist.
He began his work as a fine artist early, at the age of seven. He was creating paintings in his familys Harlem, New York City home. A husband and father of five, he recalls growing up, we were not poor, but my family was a little different. At the age of 15, his family moved to downtown New York City, which precipitated his getting into a lot of trouble as a youngster.A move to Queens, New York, brought with it a stint at a boys institution in upstate New York, but it also marked the point where Frazier turned his life around. While at the school, he was responsible for creating art for the different bunks. Teachers noticed his talent and later as a Sergeant in the Army during Vietnam, officers gave him the responsibility of painting art and shirts for the platoons. Amazingly, after his stint in the service, I recall my family throwing lots of my art away. Ironically, today it is the love and support of his immediate and great extended family that inspires him. Now living in Texas, Frazier is working on a series of paintings on the civil rights movement. He recently completed a road trip to various Southern cities that were pivotal to the struggle for equal rights; Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama, to Selma, to Tuskegee. Frank Frazier serves up lifes wisdom as well as beautiful art; he offers this, when life gets you down and you feel no one is helping you achieve your goals, remember this, even when somebody has their foot up your behind, you are still in front; You can still make it!
Artist: Frank Frazier (1943 -). Medium: Colored Pen and Ink on Yellow Board. Signed: Frank Frazier vertically lower left. Size Overall: 29.75 x 6. Drawing is of a NYC street in Harlem with colorful abstract human images in the lower portion with people in abstract black romping and dancing on scaffolding above.Drawing is signed Frank Frazier lower left vertically. Drawing is accompanied by a second board with an ink drawing. Drawing is not framed and in good condition. The board has rough cut marked edges with a little age toning, but the colors are still bright and vibrant. There is a light marking in the middle right, that looks to be from the artist's hand. This drawing has great imagery and expressionistic emotion. This is a rare early work by Mr. Please Ask Questions If Needed. The item "Frank Frazier Pen & Ink with Gouache Drawing of Harlem NYC" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "destunk" and is located in Amityville, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.