Less than a mile away from the Brooklyn subway station where St. Albans track worker Marvin Franklin was killed in April by an oncoming train as he was performing maintenance, his artwork depicting the life of subway passengers is on display.A collection of 38 watercolor paintings and ballpoint pen sketches created by Franklin are being showcased through March 30 at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights, not too far from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station where he was killed.At Franklin's funeral, fellow track worker Jeff Hill, who was injured in the accident, said there was no time to yell when a Queens-bound G train roared toward the men. "Although Marvin Franklin lost his life in the line of duty... while working the night shift as he had for 22 years, he is remembered as an accomplished artist by day and a dedicated NYC subway track worker by night," the museum said.He turned to art as a hobby after he was injured on the job in 1997, once telling a friend, "art saved my life." Franklin received a degree in illustrative arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology
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