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ID: 500128004
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500128004

 

Record Type: Person
Frank, Jean-Michel (French designer and sculptor, 1895-1941)

Note: French interior and furniture designer active in France and the United States in the 1920s-1930s, initially in partnership with Adolphe Chanaux. Clients included Elsa Schiaparelli, Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, and the American businessman Templeton Crocker. While in Paris he commissioned avant-garde artists of the time to create functional furniture pieces as well. His work as a sculptor is less well known. French decorator, flourished 1930's, Paris.

Names:
Frank, Jean-Michel (preferred,V,index,LC)
Jean-Michel Frank (V,display)
Franck, Jean-Michel (V)
Frank, Jean Michel (V)
Jean Michel Frank (V)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
designer
furniture designer
interior designer
decorative artist
sculptor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
patron was ....  Noailles, Marie-Laure de  
..................  (French patron and painter, 1902-1970) [500128002]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Frank, Jean-Michel (I)

Biographies:
(French designer and sculptor, 1895-1941) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French decorator, 1896-1941) ..... [AVERY]
(French designer, 1895-1941) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Franck, Jean-Michel ........ [VP]
.........................................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 5:1000
Frank, Jean-Michel ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................................  Artnet [online] (2003-) accessed 4 October 2007
.......................................  du Plessix Gray, Surrealists' Muse, New Yorker (2007)
.......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.......................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 4 October 2007
.......................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL96028864; accessed 4 October 2007
Frank, Jean Michel ........ [AVERY Preferred, VP]
.....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Jean-Michel Frank ........ [VP]
.....................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Jean Michel Frank ........ [AVERY, VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Artnet [online] (2003-) accessed 4 October 2007
....................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 5:1000
....................  du Plessix Gray, Surrealists' Muse, New Yorker (2007)
....................  Elle decor, 1990 Nov., v.1, no.9 124
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n96028864
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 4 October 2007
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n96028864
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL96028864; accessed 4 October 2007
....................  Wood, Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design (2007) 353
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Artnet [online] (2003-)
.......... Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006)
.......... Elle decor, 1990 Nov., v.1, no.9 124
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
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