Frank Rampolla (1931-1971) was a Florida-based figurative expressionist artist and professor, who lived in Sarasota and Tampa during the 1960s. He taught at Ringling College of Art and Design and the University of South Florida.
This exhibition examines not only his extensive mark-making skills but also the imprint he made on his students. Works from MOCA's Permanent Collection are featured along with several large-scale paintings from the collection of Rampolla's son. Jim Draper and Paul Ladnier join forces to show evidence of the master's influence in their work along with other students, such as Jere Allen.
Exhibition overview from museum website