About Artist

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Robert Franken

To me, the process of painting is a journey and the actual painting, when finished, holds the key to the next one. I hope to intertwine being an artist with whatever I do or think, and thereby meet myself in unexpected places. It is my concern to act upon what I really know and screen out that which I have gathered over the years and which is not really mine.
This, I guess, will be a continuous journey, Robèrt Franken.

Born in the Hague, The Netherlands. A sixth generation artist. As a child, Robèrt lived in the studios of Mesdag which were connected with the Panorama Mesdag Museum. 

1963 to ’65  Studied at the Free Academy of Arts, the Hague, The Netherlands. 

1965 to ’67  Studied at the Free Academy of Arts, the Hague, The Netherlands. 

  Emigration to New Zealand 

  Robèrt has traveled extensively, organising exhibitions in Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. China .He currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand.