FRANK MARVIN BLASINGAME

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Frank Marvin Blasingame was a man of vision. He was an artist, a designer a mathematician. He began his career with a paint brush in hand and a view of himself as Dali. At some point in his unsuccessful career Frank mus have taken a good look at himself. Or not.

One day shortly after the end of WWII Frank rolled up hundreds of unsold canvasses, replaced them with large tablets of eggshell drawing paper and began to draw.

His initial drawings were on newsprint and for the first few weeks his studio on the island of Oahu began to fill up with piles of wadded up balls of paper. And then he stopped.

For several weeks Frank spent his days at the local library. What he studied is not known; what he began to draw would change; his drawings became oil on canvas.; the paintings were then mirrored by colorless carvings in teak and koa woods.

 

 

 

 

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