Frantsuzov Boris Fyodorovich (1940-1993)

Frantsuzov Boris Fyodorovich

Russian Soviet graphic artist, who worked in etching technique, a member of the USSR Union of Artists, Honored Artist of the RSFSR. He was born in the town of Kameshkovo, Vladimir Region. After graduating from the Mstyora Art School he worked as an artist-designer at a weaving factory and a school painting teacher in Kameshkovo. Having received a   professional education in the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (now – the Academy named after S.G. Stroganov), B.F Frantsuzov moved to Vladimir. He became one of the brightest representatives of the national etching school of the 1970s and 1980s, the leader of Vladimir graphic artists. The apartment, in which the artist lived and worked in recent years (Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street, 6/2, apt.6), today became the Frantsuzov’s Memorial Workshop, part of the Exhibition Complex of Vladimir. In 2011 a memorial plaque dedicated to the artist was opened on the very house, where the workshop is located.