Franz Kline (1931)

2016 Graduate of Distinction

Franz Kline

Class of 1931

Franz Kline is an artist with a painting in every major museum in the world. He helped change the course of art history by bringing the focus from Europe to American abstract painting.

He co-founded the New York School of Arts with his fellow painters Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and others.

Kline designed the Gachtin Bambil yearbook in 1931. He earned a place in the Museum of Modern Arts exhibit which toured Europe in 1958.

He painted “An Artist’s View of Lehighton” at the Lehighton American Legion and his painting “Mahoning” was selected by the U.S. Postal Service to be placed on the 32-cent stamp for the American Arts series.

Deceased 1962.