Ozz França Oil Painting "Debutante"
Ozz França (Brazilian-American, 1928 – 1991)
Debutante, mid to late 20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower right
Title inscribed on label to the lower right of linen spacers
Raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Modern artist Ozz Franca showed his artistic talent at an early age, and had his first solo exhibition at age eighteen. Although he painted a variety of subjects including seascapes, cityscapes, nudes, florals, and children, he is best known for his paintings of Native American women. After studying at the Fine Arts School in Sâo Paulo, he received a scholarship to study in the United States at the University of Utah. Franca then moved to Hollywood where he worked as a cartoon illustrator for Walt Disney. Some of his major projects include illustrations for Lady and the Tramp and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Many of Franca’s fine art paintings feature abstract geometric shapes and form, muted colors, and floating imagery that evokes a sense of mystery and ethereal qualities. Numerous politicians and celebrities have collected his work including Nelson Rockefeller, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Sammy Davis, Jr. among many others.
- artwork is partially loose within frame at the lower left of the painting; discoloration, accretions, light craquelure, and scuffing to paint; discoloration and loose threads to linen spacers of frame; abrasions, scratching, scuffing, minor discoloration, and flecks of debris to frame.
- measurements of frame; sight measures 15.75" W x 19.75" H.