Related Objects
Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 4th Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 4th fl; Right of Rm. 4492

Mike McDonnell: A Michigan Artist ➔ Simple Interior

Artwork
Identifier:
2013.2.21
Artist:
Mike McDonnell
Credit:
Gift of the Mike McDonnell Estate
Medium:
Watercolor
Date:
circa 1985
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 20 in
Description:
A room with white walls and a black and white checkered floor. In the room there is a doorway leading down a hall. The hallway is made to appear like a maze.
Historical Context:
Mike McDonnell was born in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1937. From 1956 to 1958 he studied with W.H. Moshy at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He continued his classes from 1958 to 1960 with Sidney E. Dickinson at the Art Student's League of New York. In 1959 he also completed a year of study at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York with Robert Phillip and Dean Cornwell. He received additional training in portraiture, initially in oil. In his later works he strived to idealize his everyday subjects while emphasizing clean, precise colors and details.