Franklin Adams

Franklin Adams (New Orleans) "Camisole", 1990-1999
27 x 18 in
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(Photographed behind the glass of the frame, so please pardon reflections.) As you can see from the receipt, this fine drawing was originally purchased for $3,500 on Julia Row in New Orleans. A New Orleans legend, Franklin Adams moved to the city in 1958 to teach painting and drawing at Newcomb College. Over the following years, he applied his wide-ranging talents to architecture, set design, logo design and other diverse projects. He was good friends with Mignon Faget, who greatly admired his abilities, and whose logo he designed in addition to logos for the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Camellia Grill, fashion designer Joan Vass and other institutions. Faget said about Adams: “He loved life, almost more than anybody I’ve ever known.” Adams retired as Professor Emeritus of Newcomb’s School of Architecture in 1996. He died in the New Orleans home of his own design in 2008.