We have been good friends since the day I net Manuel Franco at an benefit show on one of my first trips to the Texas Panhandle in the early eighties. I have a special affinity for Manny as our lives travel a parallel path. We both came to America in search of freedom and opportunity. As an immigrant from Mexico, Manny worked very hard and excelled in his passion for painting and bronze sculptures. His landscapes, wildlife, and colorful images of the West and Southwest exemplify America’s pioneer spirit that has made this nation the world’s greatest.
Martha & Sichan
Sichan Siv – International Bestselling Author ( Golden Bones) former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2001-2006) Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia (1989-1993)
It is a great honor to call Manuel S. Franco – a classmate and distinguished graduate of the Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua – my best friend. I have nothing but admiration for his hard work and determination; for his ability to elevate exemplary mining engineering skills to an even higher level – that of a great artist on the international scene. And I have an immense appreciation for the pride he shares in our University, in the people of Chihuahua, and in his native land, Mexico.
C. P. Raul Arturo Chavez Espinoza
Rector de la Universidad
Autonoma de Chihuahua