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Mike McDonnell: A Michigan Artist ➔ Interior with Balanced Ball

Artwork

Identifier:
2013.2.17
Artist:
Mike McDonnell
Medium:
Watercolor
Date:
circa 1984
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 15 in
Description:
A giant white ball balancing on a white ledge, over a black and white checkered floor.
Historical Context:
Mike McDonnell was born in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1937. From 1956 to 1958 he studied with W.H. Mosby at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He continued his classes from 1958 to 1960 with Sidney E. Dickinson at the Art Students 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.
Credit:
Gift of the Mike McDonnell Estate
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ Allendale Campus ➜ Zumberge Administration (JHZ) ➜ 4th Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 4th Floor; Suite 4090; Left of Rm. 4126