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A self-taught painter and native of Los Angeles, Frank Strasser is a celebrated local artist known for his acute sense of color and renegade Venice Beach style. After receiving his BA in English from Loyola Marymount University and touring Europe as a young man, he returned to LA inspired to paint, settled into a studio in Venice, and worked to capture the city’s natural beauty and wild spirit in acrylic-on-canvas.

Unencumbered by technical training, Strasser is an unabashed Primitive. His art celebrates the dream-like movie-set beauty of his native Los Angeles. His deceptively complex and luminous works are tinged with palpable nostalgia for retro LA, wry social commentary and comical human interplay.

Strasser’s iconic Venice scenes have been featured in The Free Venice Beachhead, the Venice Historical Society Journal, and The Argonaut, among others. He has exhibited at The Social and Public Arts Resource Center,  Very Venice Gallery, Hama Sushi, and other venues. He lived, painted, and performed music in Venice, California, for nearly 40 years.

In December 2017, Strasser relocated to Savannah, Georgia where he drives a trolley and conducts guided tours of the historical district. He is currently working on a series of low country landscape paintings while actively photographing his new home city and her surrounding terrain as visual reference material for future compositions. Strasser’s journey from Venice to Savannah was recently featured in a cover story for Spirit Newspapers.

In December 2017, Strasser relocated to Savannah, Georgia where he drives a trolley and conducts guided tours of the historical district. He is currently working on a series of low country landscape paintings while actively photographing downtown Savannah and the surrounding natural landscape for future compositions. Strasser’s journey from Venice to Savannah was recently featured in a cover story for Spirit Newspapers.

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