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Is Franks work (in particular 'The Americans') a more accurate depiction of his loneliness whilst travelling around the country and experiencing things very much on the perimiter of the American way of life? Of course it is a subjective experience but where the results more propoganda than truth?


Horvitz who? I don't understand the english very well, when I read the line "The car was without proper title (it was legally owned by Peggy Guggenheim) and Horvitz was shortly arrested for possession of a stolen automobile." I don't understand who is Horvitz no mentioned before. -- 16:06, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes, this section makes sense to the person who wrote it but not anyone else. Can anyone help? Philip Howard 14:09, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

I have no idea how this happened, nor where this Horvitz talk came from. As for Peggy Guggenheim, perhaps someone extrapolated from Guggenheim Fellowship. Frank actually bought the car from his friend, the picture editor, Ben Schultz. I have asked a number of the other Frank specialists and no one knows about a Horvitz. I am Stuart Alexander, author of the Robert Frank bibliography listed in the Bibliography. 6tuart (talk) 22:34, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Me and My BrotherEdit

In 1969 Frank's film Me and My Brother was released, the IMDb article is here: Should this be included and perhaps a filmography? --The Rumour 01:40, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

  • I can't say if that particular film merits discussion in the article, but the article did lack a link to his filmography at -- it shows 21 films that he directed. I've added the link, for now. TheMindsEye 05:10, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Changed his birth date on the 'April 6' pageEdit

I noticed that Frank's birth date was listed as 1968 in the April 6 calendar article, but this article about him makes it clear that his birth year was 1924. Hurrmic 12:54, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

I think it might be a different Frank who died—the April 6 listing described him as an "author/poet," which is not this Frank. I removed the listing pending attribution of the claim that he has died to a reliable source. Postdlf 13:25, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

This Robert Frank was born November 9, 1924 and is still alive and well. 6tuart (talk) 22:38, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Walker Evans's Sponsorship of Frank's Guggenheim ApplicationEdit

John Szarkowski's essay in his last book, "John Szarkowski: Photographs", makes clear that Walker Evans, while sponsoring Frank's application for a 1955 Guggenheim Fellowship, was simultaneously that Foundation's secret referee for photography applications.

Frank's Relationship with KerouacEdit

Can anyone please tell me whether Robert Frank knew Kerouac or was aware of any beat writers before he began work on The Americans. It says in the wikipedia article that he did, but I have found conflicting information on other internet sites. Sources on where to find more information regarding Frank's early relationships with beat generation writers would also be extremely helpful.--Fernell90 (talk) 23:54, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

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Quotations sections do not belong on Wikipedia WP:NOT WP:QUOTE they go on Wikiquote instead. (talk) 17:04, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

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"meaningless blur, grain, muddy exposures, drunken horizons and general sloppiness"Edit

The article says the quoted criticism was published in Popular Photography. The Guardian article, referenced at the end of the paragraph, attributes it to Practical Photography (I don't know whether Practical Photography is meant, as that British magazine was only first published the same year Grove Press published The Americans in the US). In the obituaries, I can find a lot of attribution to "Popular Photography", but those writers may have taken this from Wikipedia. The Washington Post 's obituary quotes Popular Photography as writing “a wart-covered picture of America by a joyless man”. Anyway, I haven't solved this yet, maybe someone can find the original quotes from the archives of these magazines? Currently, the quoted magazine doesn't correspond with the title quoted in the given source. ---Sluzzelin talk 18:28, 10 September 2019 (UTC)


Would it be helpful to start a section on the Robert Frank page listing the locations for major collections of Frank's work? This is popular on other artist and photographer pages. For instance, the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art all have important Robert Frank collections. If there are other collections that should be included, please add them here. Sdylanewing (talk) 16:13, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

@Sdylanewing: Yes it would be worthwhile. -Lopifalko (talk) 16:30, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
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