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Larry Francis

You Are Here

November 2022

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Blue Boat  30” x 40”  Oil On Canvas

Blue Boat

30” x 40”

Oil On Canvas

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By the River  24” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

By the River

24” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

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Car Wash  36” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

Car Wash

36” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

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Corner Store (study)  12” x 16”  Oil On Canvas

Corner Store (study) (SOLD)

12” x 16”

Oil On Canvas

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Dark Sky Over Ko-Am Motors  24” x 36”  Oil On Canvas

Dark Sky Over Ko-Am Motors

24” x 36”

Oil On Canvas

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Forsythia (study)  11” x 14”  Oil On Canvas

Forsythia (study)

11” x 14”

Oil On Canvas

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Industrial Age  24” x 30”  Oil On Canvas

Industrial Age

24” x 30”

Oil On Canvas

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Kelly Park  18” x 24”  Oil On Canvas

Kelly Park

18” x 24”

Oil On Canvas

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Mad River Dam  24” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

Mad River Dam

24” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

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Mad River Road  24” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

Mad River Road

24” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

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Morning Shadows  18” x 24”  Oil On Canvas

Morning Shadows

18” x 24”

Oil On Canvas

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Morning Walk Blue Corner  24” x 30”  Oil On Canvas

Morning Walk Blue Corner

24” x 30”

Oil On Canvas

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Picnic At The Waters Edge  36” x 60”  Oil On Canvas

Picnic At The Waters Edge

36” x 60”

Oil On Canvas

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Ridge (study) (HOLD) 12” x 16”  Oil On Canvas

Ridge (study) (SOLD)

12” x 16”

Oil On Canvas

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Ridge (HOLD)  24” x 36"  Oil On Canvas

Ridge (SOLD)

24” x 36"

Oil On Canvas

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Saint Joe’s Rowing  20” x 60”  Oil On Canvas

Saint Joe’s Rowing

20” x 60”

Oil On Canvas

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Salt Marsh  24” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

Salt Marsh (SOLD)

24” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

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Saturday Night And Sunday Morning  24” x 24”  Oil On Canvas

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

24” x 24”

Oil On Canvas

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The Lime Tree  24” x 24”  Oil On Canvas

The Lime Tree (SOLD)

24” x 24”

Oil On Canvas

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Water Ice  24” x 36”  Oil On Canvas

Water Ice

24” x 36”

Oil On Canvas

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Yellow House (study)  11” x 14”  Oil On Canvas

Yellow House (study)

11” x 14”

Oil On Canvas

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Yudy’s Beauty Salon  14” x 18”  Oil On Canvas

Yudy’s Beauty Salon (SOLD)

14” x 18”

Oil On Canvas

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Blue Boat  30” x 40”  Oil On Canvas

Blue Boat

30” x 40”

Oil On Canvas

By the River  24” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

By the River

24” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

Car Wash  36” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

Car Wash

36” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

Corner Store (study)  12” x 16”  Oil On Canvas

Corner Store (study) (SOLD)

12” x 16”

Oil On Canvas

Dark Sky Over Ko-Am Motors  24” x 36”  Oil On Canvas

Dark Sky Over Ko-Am Motors

24” x 36”

Oil On Canvas

Forsythia (study)  11” x 14”  Oil On Canvas

Forsythia (study)

11” x 14”

Oil On Canvas

Industrial Age  24” x 30”  Oil On Canvas

Industrial Age

24” x 30”

Oil On Canvas

Kelly Park  18” x 24”  Oil On Canvas

Kelly Park

18” x 24”

Oil On Canvas

Mad River Dam  24” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

Mad River Dam

24” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

Mad River Road  24” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

Mad River Road

24” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

Morning Shadows  18” x 24”  Oil On Canvas

Morning Shadows

18” x 24”

Oil On Canvas

Morning Walk Blue Corner  24” x 30”  Oil On Canvas

Morning Walk Blue Corner

24” x 30”

Oil On Canvas

Picnic At The Waters Edge  36” x 60”  Oil On Canvas

Picnic At The Waters Edge

36” x 60”

Oil On Canvas

Ridge (study) (HOLD) 12” x 16”  Oil On Canvas

Ridge (study) (SOLD)

12” x 16”

Oil On Canvas

Ridge (HOLD)  24” x 36"  Oil On Canvas

Ridge (SOLD)

24” x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Saint Joe’s Rowing  20” x 60”  Oil On Canvas

Saint Joe’s Rowing

20” x 60”

Oil On Canvas

Salt Marsh  24” x 48”  Oil On Canvas

Salt Marsh (SOLD)

24” x 48”

Oil On Canvas

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning  24” x 24”  Oil On Canvas

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

24” x 24”

Oil On Canvas

The Lime Tree  24” x 24”  Oil On Canvas

The Lime Tree (SOLD)

24” x 24”

Oil On Canvas

Water Ice  24” x 36”  Oil On Canvas

Water Ice

24” x 36”

Oil On Canvas

Yellow House (study)  11” x 14”  Oil On Canvas

Yellow House (study)

11” x 14”

Oil On Canvas

Yudy’s Beauty Salon  14” x 18”  Oil On Canvas

Yudy’s Beauty Salon (SOLD)

14” x 18”

Oil On Canvas

“I want to work directly with the subject as much as possible. Most of my painting sites are familiar to me. My goal is to keep finding new subjects to paint, in the city and elsewhere, with a beautiful sense of light and some bit of life.”

- Larry Francis

Larry Francis - You Are Here - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Forsythia (study), 11" x 14", Oil On Canvas

Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to feature a solo exhibition by Larry Francis, a much-beloved painter of the Philadelphia regional scene. Francis is a thirty-year veteran of the Gross McCleaf roster and has consistently painted engaging, everyday scenes of identifiable neighborhood locales. You Are Here is another achievement in his pursuit, featuring over twenty new landscape and cityscape paintings of sites mostly within fifty miles of the Schuylkill. 

Beyond his virtuous handling of painting and sensitivity to the color of light, Francis has a way of finding the charm in quotidian imperfection. His sidewalks have cracks, and his street signs are crooked. Yet, regardless of the defects, there is tangible warmth and familiarity. The dated restaurant advertising, vine-covered walls, and corner store bodegas may be accurate reflections of a routine place, but it is the place we call home. Even the figures in Larry’s scenes are unassuming and regular. Francis is everyman’s artist. He has found a way to deliver what is commonplace, as he says, “...with a beautiful sense of light and some bit of life”.

Larry Francis - You Are Here - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Water Ice, 24" x 36", Oil On Canvas

Francis studied painting at PAFA, where he was awarded the J. Henry Schiedt European Traveling Scholarship in 1970. He has received numerous awards, including the Julius Hallgarten Prize from the Academy of Design, New York, the Mary Butler Award from the Fellowship of PAFA, the Charles Knox Smith Founders Prize at the Woodmere Art Museum, and a Prize for Painting at Cheltenham Art Center. His work is in many public and private collections, including the Noyes Museum of New Jersey, Woodmere Museum in Chestnut Hill, and the Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia. Francis is represented by Gross McCleaf Gallery.

Larry Francis - You Are Here - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, 24" x 24", Oil On Canvas