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Curvaceous and daring, her sketchbook imagery includes mostly nude studies exploring abstraction geometrically,
which often translated in to her hand glazed tile mosaic designs for murals and wall hangings.

A master of proportion and scale these works began as sketches on paper, each tile was hand cut, textured, glazed, and
fired typically in bright oranges, yellows, turquoise and green, the language of sixties. Large mural pieces were laid out on
the ground like puzzles at her feet before being hoisted up to Fran on scaffolding for installation. Smaller wall pieces and tables were commissioned for office buildings, clubs, and private residences, and her work was often published
in décor magazines.

studied in Oakland at the California School of Arts and Crafts, and in San
Francisco at Rudolph Schaefer School of Design before moving to Miami, Florida. She spent the mid-century in Miami, a
mecca for style and architecture, and became well known for her work. Her commissions included Miami International
Airport, Miami, Florida, First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Key West, Florida, Bacardi Pavilion Bar, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Rockefeller Center Ticket Office, New York, New York, among numerous others.

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