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Franz Brown does his own paintings of Santa Claus. He is also a Santa Claus model who has been seen as Santa Claus. He has worked since 1986 with Oregon artist Tom Browning. He appears on collector prints, Christmas Cards and various memorabilia.

These two links both take you to Franz Brown's main website where you can find his paintings. Franz uses both Franz Brown and John Porthos Falstaff as signatures for his work, just to keep things interesting.
painting and book work discussions

Follow work in progress. Notes about paintings being worked on  discussing inspiration and motivation/ photographs of works as they are being completed, procedures and problems relating to individual artworks are discussed

videos of paintings show them progressing from start to finish.

Basic biographical information
In a collaborative effort with Larry Belitz, a nationally prominent craftsman recognized for his replicas of Plains Indian artifacts and his efforts to preserve the knowledge necessary for the manufacture of these objects. Franz Brown has done a number of projects in which he has photographed Belitz's replications of  Plains Indian artifacts as well as some of the actual original material that Belitz has collected. See some of this work here.

Lewis and Clark: Gifts of the Mandan

A special show if Plains Indian Art representing the material Lewis and Clark collected on their historic journey in the early 1800s. Through many unfortunate accidents much of the original material was lost in fires and the sinking of a ship. Using the expedition journals Sioux Replications (South Dakota) duplicated some of the items collected.

Reynold Brown, the father of Franz Brown, was a noted illustrator of movie posters during the 1950s and 60s. He did over 250 movie posters.





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