Franklin Einspruch

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Franklin Einspruch
Franklin Einspruch photographed at his 2008 exhibition "The Importance of What We Care About" at Common Sense, a gallery in Edmonton, Canada.
Dallas, Texas
Known forPainting, drawing, writing

Franklin Einspruch [1] is an American artist and writer based in Boston.[2][3][4]


Franklin Einspruch was born in Dallas, Texas. Einspruch completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Miami, where he studied with Walter Darby Bannard. Einspruch is a member of the United States chapter of the International Association of Art Critics.[5]


Franklin Einspruch has been an artist in residence at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, [6] the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation,[7] the Morris Graves Foundation,[1] and the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts.[8] The critic Don Wilkinson has described his work as "handsome expressionist painting, grounded in reality, yet veering toward the abstract."[9]

Einspruch is the author of hundreds of essays on art and culture, and his writing has appeared in many notable publications including The New Criterion,[10] The New York Sun,[11] The Miami New Times,[12] The Federalist,[2] Art Critical,[3] City Journal,[13] The Arts Fuse,[14] and Art in America.[15]

Einspruch's blog,, began in 2003 and is one of the longest-running blogs about visual art. [16] He edits the Walter Darby Bannard Archive[17] and edited a compilation of Bannard's art advice, Aphorisms for Artists.[18]

Comics Poetry[edit]

Einspruch has been involved in comics poetry since the form emerged in the mid-2000s, when he began posting comics poems online at The Moon Fell On Me. [19] He edited and published the first anthology of comics poetry, Comics as Poetry, in 2012. [20] In 2018 he was chosen to be the Fulbright/Q21-MuseumsQuartier Artist-in-Residence for the 2018-19 award year. His project as a Fulbright scholar was a cycle of comics poems about Vienna, titled (and published at) Regarding[21][22][23] Einspruch published a work of Comics Poetry in 2018 titled Cloud on a Mountain. [24][25]


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  2. ^ a b "Franklin Einspruch, Author at The Federalist". The Federalist.
  3. ^ a b "Franklin Einspruch, Author at artcritical". artcritical.
  4. ^ "Latest news and articles about Franklin Einspruch (American, 1968)".
  5. ^ "Ohio Northern University presents artist Franklin Einspruch". The Ada Icon.
  6. ^ "2016 Artists, The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts".
  7. ^ "List of Artists, Heliker-LaHotan Foundation".
  8. ^ "The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts". American Arts Quarterly. 1998.
  9. ^ Wilkinson, Don. "Art Beat". South Coast Today.
  10. ^ "Franklin Einspruch".
  11. ^ Franklin Einspruch, "Stone from Delphi, Water from Rome," New York Sun, November 1, 2013
  12. ^ "Franklin Einspruch". Miami New Times.
  13. ^ "When Artists Fear their Audience". City Journal.
  14. ^ "Franklin Einspruch " The Arts Fuse".
  15. ^ "Search Results For "Franklin Einspruch" – Art in America".
  16. ^ " - About".
  17. ^ "Walter Darby Bannard Archive".
  18. ^ "Aphorisms for Artists".
  19. ^ "The Moon Fell On Me".
  20. ^ "Comics as Poetry".
  21. ^ "Franklin Einspruch - MuseumsQuartier Wien".
  22. ^ "Fulbright - Q21 Artist-in-Residence".
  23. ^ "Regarding".
  24. ^ "Cloud on a Mountain".
  25. ^ MacLaughlin, Nina (January 10, 2019). "A comics poem collection". The Boston Globe.