L. Michele Franklin
1958 Born in Putney, Vermont State, USA
1966 moves with family to England
1977–81 Studies for a Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts; awarded a commendation for Sculpture.
1981 Postgraduate course in etching at Camberwell.
1981–92 Part-time teacher in art therapy, drawing, painting and sculpture, at Kingsway College London.
1982 Studies etching at International School of Graphics, Venice, Italy.
1982 Royal Academy Summer Show, London.
1983 First prize for oil painting Mall Galleries, London.
1984 one-person show at the Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington, Edinburgh.
International Etching Triennale,Venice British artists in Italy, Assisi.
Wapping Wall Studios, London.
Fieldbourne Gallery, St John's Wood, London
1985 Ben Uri Art Society, London purchases watercolour, "Banished"1985.
1986 Ben Uri Art Society, London with Simon Black, Cheryl Aaron and Ernst Gottschalk.
Charterhouse School, Godalming Surrey.
1987 One -person show the Zanzibar, Covent Garden London.
Ben Uri Art Society, London.
Holland Park Gallery, London.
1988 One-person show , "Women Together" at the Barbican Centre, London .
Associate Lecturer in Art,Camden Adult Education Institute, London 1991 Edwin Coe, London
1992 One-person show ,Sue Rankin Gallery, London.
Edwin Coe, London.
Birth paintings published in "Women's Art magazine .
Whitechapel Open studio show .
1995 Edwin Coe, London
1996 "Inclusion/Exclusion show, Keele University, Keele
1997 Art Supermarket Commissions toured London, Holland and Germany.
Cheltenham touring drawing competition.
London School of Economics.
The Discerning Eye
Mall Galleries London.
Blackheath Gallery, London
Collyer Bristow Gallery London
1998 Internet website Artonline.uk Edwin Coe, London.
The Barbican Print Fair London
The Royal Academy Summer Show, London
Whitechapel Open studio show.
Lectures on Holocaust works at Wolverhampton University.
1999 One person show, "Where was the Whole World?" Sternberg Centre for Judaism, London
Mall Galleries Exhibition of Contemporary Art. London
The National Print Show, Mall Galleries, London.
The Contemporary Print Show, Barbican Centre, London.
2000 One-person show, The Quaker Gallery, London
2001 One person show. Coningsby Gallery, London
2002 The Royal Academy Summer Show, London
2003 The Royal Academy Summer Show, London
2004 The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries,London.
International Jewish Artist of the Year, Ben Uri/ London Jewish Museum of Art
2005 Sandelson Gallery, Cork Street London
2005 to 2014 studio shows.
2014 One -person show, Made in Greenwich London.
2015 One Person Show at Blackheath Halls London.
2016 Yehudi Menuhin School Show with late husband, sculptor Brian Taylor.
Lecture on own work at the Ben Uri Jewish Museum and Gallery.
New work by Michele collected by the Ben Uri Collection.
2019 Venice Biennale, Michele’s 1 minute film made in collaboration with her son Gabriel Franklin-Taylor selected to show in the Venice Biennale by dealer Caroline Wiseman.
New English Art Club Annual show.
2020 One Person Show at Jonathan Bergman, Amberden Estates, London.
Anon., “The New York Art Review”(undated, c.1988)
Anon., “Well Figured Out”, The Arts, p.12
Anon., MANNA: “The Voice of Living Judaism”, no 65, Autumn 1999. (image of Nazi officer used on front cover)
Anon.,” Where Was The Whole World?”an exhibition of prints and drawings by L. Michele Franklin, 18th Oct 1999 – 6th Jan 2000, The Sternberg Centre for Judaism, Finchley, London
Anon., “Moving portrayal of Holocaust”, Edgware and Mill Hill Times, Thurs 7th Oct 1999
Austin, N, “Painting in the pain”, London Jewish News, 15th Oct 1999
Beaumont M.R. L. Michele Franklin, The Barbican, March 1988
Franklin L. M. “A view of birth which challenges “the secret society of mothers”, “Women’s Art” magazine, p.2
Weiner J. “Do Disturb”, Jewish Chronicle, 26 November 1999
LOCATION OF WORKS: PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Ben Uri Gallery/ The London Jewish Museum of Art
The London School of Economics
Private Collections in Australia, Germany, Israel, Italy, UK and USA.