Román Francés



908722 Nostalgia (lady on bench)

Oil on Canvas

Image Size 32 x 40

914115 Paisaje

914115 Paisaje

Oil on Canvas

Image Size 24 x 40


914653 Borando

Oil on Canvas

Image Size 18 x 24


911854 Peacefullness

Enhanced Giclee on Canvas
Image Size 29 x 23

911852 Restfull Moments

Enhanced Giclee on Canvas
Image Size 37 x 29

Jose Miguel Roman Frances was born on January 2, 1950 in Alcoy, Alicante (Spain). At The age of fourteen he began to paint in the workshop of Gaspar Frances Rico. Rico became more of a friend than a teacher, and his work influenced Frances' artistic formation. Frances' work is characterized by its superb draftsmanship and the feeling of light that he manages to reflect in everything that inspires him.

His paintings are employed lavishly, with dense buildups in the floral groupings and the landscapes surrounding the female figures which are the core and focus from which all else radiates. However, when dealing with the flesh the paint becomes restrained, even austere, suiting itself to a subject, and thus achieving an overall effect of harmony and great beauty.

In 1965 he exhibited his first painting in the salon de Otono in Alcoy. The following year he moved to Madrid, where he remained for five years experiencing the culture of this region.

In 1971 he returned in Alcoy, where he has lived ever since. In 1976 he presented his first individual exhibitionin catalonia, beginning an extensive series of exhibitions.

His work can be found in many important public and private collections in over 30 countries, including the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, The United Emirates, Japan, Mexico and Canada. He has had more than 50 personal exhibitions and had participated in many collective exhibitions.

He has exhibited at El Greco., the Gaudi and the Castellon 120 in Madrid, the Sala Gabernia and Segrelles in Valencia, the Sala Florins in Barcelona and Bandit in Malaga, among others.

See more art on the Artist List

Prices Subject to Availability

Pin us with Pinterest

Please Call or

Email the Gallery for Information

Outside Iowa (515) 279-8682


From the 515 area code call 279-8682

228 5th Street in

West Des Moines, IA 50265

or email us at


Looking for a special piece of art, but can't find it anywhere?

We have much more art in the gallery and many more pieces available to us, we don't mind helping you find that special painting, print, or sculpture wherever it is.

Kavanaugh Art Gallery

Promote Your Page Too

Click here to sign-up for our email letter

Search Page

How to Order

Our Home Page

Contacts, Maps and Directions

Copyright Notice

© All art on this site Copyright 2019

Copyright held by the Artist or

the artists Representative ©2019

Click to see official Privacy Policy