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Message #874. This is a followup to #840.

Name:cwindham
Date:Saturday October 7, 2006 9:06:44 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Franz Weiss
Message:shane wrote:
> I have a Franz Weiss oil painting, but i cant find anything of this
> artist. Can anyone help me? The painting is landscape with castle in
> foreground with mountains and a cabin. Thank You


Not sure if you ever got a reply. There are actually two different artist with this name. Based on your basic description, I suggest this is Franz Weiss who's son Anton Weiss is also a painter. They immigrated to the US in the late 1940's from Austria. Anton was about 8 or 10. I believe Franz had two sons, the other of which was a frame maker. They settled in middle TN, around/in Nashville. Anton still paints, most of his work is abstract, it is wonderful. Anton studied with Hans Hoffman at the NY League of Arts school. I have one of Franz's paintings, it is an abstract. Very unusual for him to do any abstract work, most of his work is landscape/pastoral type. I am not an appraiser at all, but depending on the size of your piece, I see them listed anywhere from $150 to $3000. Lyzon Gallery in Nashville may be able to help you.

I know little about the other Franz Weiss, but he did many scenes of New Orleans. Prints are common on ebay of his work.

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