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Rose Frantzen, Self-Portrait

Contemporary Figurative art > Rose Frantzen’s figurative, representational, conceptual, and allegorical works show in museums and galleries, including her own Old City Hall Gallery in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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Rose Frantzen, “How Can You See Straight When All You See Are Targets”

Figurative Art Portraits

“Portrait of Maquoketa,” a collection of 180 portraits of her townspeople, was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. In 2013, she transformed the project into a suspended installation that is now included in the Figge Art Museum’s permanent collection.

One of her exhibitions, “In the Face of Illusion,” featured a 4×64 foot wall of contiguous portraits and figures integrated and in dialogue with optical illusions. Frantzen is a frequent demonstrator, panelist, and guest lecturer.

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Rose Frantzen, “Jim in April Sunlight”

The following artworks are featured on Frantzen’s Instagram page (@rosefrantzen).

This article was originally published in 2019 in a spotlight featuring Frantzen, who has been on the faculty of the Figurative Art Convention & Expo.

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