Franz Fox was born on the island of Cuba under the Batista Regime. Born in Holguin, he was the son of a prominent Havana attorney. After the Castro government came into power, several uprisings resulted in immediate family members being jailed for defiance of the communist government. Soon thereafter, Fox’s family migrated to the US, just before the Cuban missile crisis.
During his travels to England, France, Italy, Spain, and Holland, Franz perfected his art through his studies of landscape and architecture. He studied painting in Paris, France and Malaga, Spain. His formal education is in architecture which gives him a unique mastery of perspective and spatiality.
My paintings focus on abstraction and a new body of work that I have been perfecting over my lifetime. I have coined this body of work Neoplasticity. It is in the movement of psychic automatism, which gives priority to the process, emphasizing impulse over premeditated composition. This involves the introduction of a main figural element as subject matter, painted with oils or acrylics, and fine detail added with pen and ink, creating a sense of shadow and movement, with hidden figures and symbols. My work is inspired by imagination, expression and feeling and is not a product of recreated reality.
Franz is currently represented by Gallery of Modern Masters,Lancaster,Pa. and Sedona,Arizona,Haley & Steele Gallery in Boston, MA / FineArt Collector.com, Viridian Artists Gallery in Chelsea, NY, NY, and InLiquid in Philadelphia, PA. His work will be featured in a solo show at Haley and Steele Gallery on Newbury Street in Boston, MA in September, 2017.
An article by California Art Critic, Laura Shirk, about artist Franz Fox, is featured in the 2017 summer/fall edition of Art of the Times. Five of Fox's paintings are included. Art of the Times is an art magazine distributed in Florida, New York, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Europe and South America.
Huffington Post interview with Joya Mia Italiano, published in June, 2017,about fine arts painter Franz Fox and the abstract work he calls Neoplasticity, featured four of Fox's recent paintings.
An article about fine arts painter Franz Fox's genre of art he coined "Neoplasticity", by JustLuxe Senior Staff Writer Carly Zinderman, is featured in the Lifestyle section of JustLuxe.com. Posted in May, 2017, the piece features 10 paintings by Fox and explains the inspiration behind his paintings.
Work by Franz Fox was featured in a two man show, "When Myths Meet", at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia, curated by InLiquid. The show took place in April and May of 2017.
In April 2017, Fine Arts Painter Franz Fox was featured on Lake Tahoe's The Art Scene weekly radio show, which is hosted by artist and art advocate Robert Schimmel.
An article about Fox and three of his Neoplasticity paintings was featured in New York City based Steadfast Magazine Issue No. 3 . The issue is a devotion to Cuban and Cuban-American artist representation and the awe-inspiring survival of artistic inspiration in individuals who find freedom each day through a steadfast desire to create. The issue debuted during Art Basel in December, 2016 in Miami, FL.
Franz Fox participated in several collective shows at Viridian Gallery in 2016.
Fox's painting, Black and White, was purchased by Tryba Architects in 2015, for permanent placement at Aimco’s property Park Towne Place, located in the Museum District of Philadelphia.
Over the years Franz has been represented by the 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia, Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Six Summit Gallery, CT, St. Armand’s Gallery,FL, the 2nd Floor Gallery, Mechanicsburg, PA and the Harrisburg Art Association Gallery in Harrisburg, PA. Franz participated in the 2013 New York Art Expo and his work was featured in the October 2013 edition of American Art Collector magazine. His painting, The Garden Past, was chosen by juror Paul Resika, for New York City’s 2011 First Street Gallery National Juried Exhibition. Franz was juried into membership with the Oil Painters of America in 2015. He has participated in numerous other exhibitions and his paintings are collected across the United States and Europe.
He currently is working from his studio in Lancaster County, PA. Previously he owned and operated his own galleries including: Franz Fox Studios and Gallery on Gallery Row in Lancaster, PA, Gallery 114 in Mechanicsburg, PA and Gallery on Pomfret, in Carlisle, PA. He has been invited and participated in several art benefit auctions for WITF-TV, public television in Harrisburg, PA and the YAI benefit auction in New York City. He has sold his artwork through public auctions and donated artwork to other charities.