What is Frans Krajcberg Creating at Age 94?
Frans Kracjberg is alive and actively expanding his lifelong efforts to serve as the forests’ steward and protector. This is my first blog dedicated to this distinguished veteran of eco art. He is not often in the news. Thus, I was delighted to discover the following mention in Artsy:
“Nine Artists Respond to Climate Change” by Julie Baumgardner
in the Artsy Editorial. It appeared on Sep 22nd, 2015:
“At 94, the Jewish, Polish-born Brazilian artist Frans Krajcberg just can’t stop tinkering with trees. He’s made it his life’s practice to integrate and advocate for nature, working across painting, photography, and sculpture. The Montparnasse Museum dedicated a room for him to keep his project “Manifesto of Integral Nature”—part of an ongoing effort to highlight the destruction of the world’s forests—literally alive. And he devised an environmental education curriculum that he distributed throughout elementary schools in Brazil. His hauntingly beautiful nature paintings of organic matter are currently part of the exhibition “The Channel,” in the Istanbul Biennial.”