John Erik Franzén Painter

John Erik Franzén (born 1942) is a Swedish artist, mainly a painter, born in Stockholm, most known for several large paintings portraying cars and motorcycles, as well as being the artist behind the portrait of the royal family of Sweden added to the public exhibition at the castle in Gripsholm in 1985, and original paintings for several stamps also portraying members of the royal family.

In the 1960s he visited the United States for a long period and painted such works as Hell’s Angels of Los Angeles, CA, Dough’s Place and Cadillac Eldorado (1966).

Between 1988 and 1995 he served as a professor or art at the High School of Arts in Stockholm and he is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of the Free Arts since 1989. Since 1991 he lives in Österlen