Charming Family Illustration by Samuel Frantz
This is a wholesome interior scene done en grisaille in oil on canvas by Russian artist and illustrator Samuel Frantz. A young family is gathered in celebration as the young men of the family present a youthful flapper beauty with gifts of candy and a wax sealer set.
We have been unable to identify the published usage of this piece, but it was likely an interior illustration that accompanied a magazine story.
This painting is in fine condition, is handsomely framed, and is a compelling, well-crafted piece.
About the artist: Samuel Frantz
Born in Kiev, Russia on Dec. 25, 1890. While based in NYC, Frantz illustrated for Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post, and other national magazines. About 1937 he moved to southern California and settled in Van Nuys. He died there on April 15, 1953.
Member: Society of Illustrators (NYC).