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Vintage Mid-Century Framed Print, Ozz Franca, "Future City"

Vintage Mid-Century Framed Print, Ozz Franca, "Future City"


A vintage, framed print of “Future City” by Ozz Franca offered by Snowdrift Antiques.


Ozz Franca (1928-1991, pronounced FRON-suh) was born in Brazil and showed exceptional talent at an early age. At 14 he won first prize at the annual Spring Salon Art Competition in the United States. He also had the distinction of qualifying for the Brazilian Olympic team in swimming for the 1944 Olympics which were cancelled due to World War II. He held his first one-man show at the age of 18.

Following what he would later say was the best advice anyone ever gave him, Franca came to the U.S, to accept a scholarship in Utah. A year later, he moved to Hollywood and began doing movie illustration for Walt Disney. His projects included Lady and the Tramp and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He moonlighted as a swimmer when movie parts were available. Franca painted many subjects, but he is best known for his esoteric images of Native American women and cityscapes. Franca's art enters the world of fantasy and dreams, where the spiritual meets the sensual. His works, with their floating imagery and airy, muted colors, evoke an aura of mystery.


This is my favorite Ozz Franca work.  It is titled “Future City”. It was originally done in the 1960s. It features an impressionist vision of a modern and vibrant city skyline.  Franca’s use of colors brings the city to life with its bridges and lights. The bottom right corner bears a prominent signature.


This print is framed in a brushed aluminum frame and protected by non-glare glass.


It measure 40 ½ inches wide by 15 ¾ high and 1 38   deep.


This piece is in excellent vintage condition.  The artwork itself is pristine with vibrant color, no staining and no rough spots.


It can be seen and purchased at ...

The Antique Exchange

1500 South Broadway

Denver, CO


Questions about or to purchase, contact me at... snowdriftantiques@gmail.com

Shipping is available.

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