Frederich Franck

"Manhattan Nocturne" Cubist New York City Landscape, 1954





Auto-lithograph titled "Manhattan Nocturne" by artist Frederich Franck. The print is framed in a black and gold frame with a tan matte.

Artist Biography

Franck was born in Maastricht, the Netherlands where his father was a shopkeeper. He later recalled that as a five-year old, he watched out the windows, seeing refugees marched down the streets by German soldiers, and that it gave him a life-long horror of war. It also set him on a spiritual quest of trying to understand human struggles, and this exploration was reflected in his artwork and writings. He explorations include comparative religions; Zen Buddhism, which he encountered through Daisetz Suzuki; and distinctions between religion and spirituality. In 1931, he graduated from the University of Amsterdam, and then went to Antwerp where he earned a degree in dental surgery from the Antwerp School of Dentistry. Then fearing the rise of the Nazi movement, he moved to England and then Scotland, where he enrolled in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and took a second degree in dentistry. In 1939, Franck immigrated to the United States and worked in several hospitals as a dental surgeon. From 1946 to 1966, he spent several days a week in Manhattan practicing dentistry. Frederick Franck died in Warwick, New York, on June 5, 2006 at the age of 97.


H 26 in. x W 31 in. x D 2 in.

Dimensions without Frame

H 17 in x W 23 in.
"Manhattan Nocturne" Cubist New York City Landscape, 1954
"Manhattan Nocturne" Cubist New York City Landscape, 1954