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Franz Kline
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Birth Date:May 23, 1910
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
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Died Date:May 13, 1962


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Franz Kline

Biography:Franz Kline (May 23, 1910 - May 13, 1962) was an American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist group which was centered, geographically, around New York, and temporally, in the 1940s and 1950s; but not limited to that setting. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and died in New York City.

As with Jackson Pollock and other Abstract Expressionists, he was labelled an "action painter" because of his seemingly spontaneous and intense style, focusing less, or not at all, on figure, but on the actual brush strokes and use of canvas. For most of Kline's work, however, as the phrase goes, "spontaneity is practiced". He would prepare many draft sketches - notably, commonly on refuse telephone book pages - before going to make his "spontaneous" work.

Kline's most recognizable method/style derives from a suggestion made to him by his friend Willem De Kooning. In 1948, de Kooning suggested to an artistically frustrated Kline to bring in a sketch and project it with a Bell Opticon opaque projector he had at his studio. Kline described the projection as such:

"A four by five inch black drawing of a rocking chair...loomed in gigantic black strokes which eradicated any image, the strokes expanding as entities in themselves, unrelated to any entity but that of their own existence."

Kline created paintings in the style of what he saw that day throughout his life. In 1950, he exhibited many works in this style at the Charles Egan Gallery.

Chinese Horoscope for Franz Kline
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Franz Kline's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 10, 1910 - January 29, 1911
Birthday: May 23, 1910

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Franz Kline's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: May 23, 1910

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Franz Kline's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: May 23, 1910

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Franz Kline's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: May 23, 2015

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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