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Current Location:
Shelf B3 (CS1) -> Box 153
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section B; Shelf B3; Box 153

Mike McDonnell: A Michigan Artist ➔ Frankfort Bluffs

Artwork
Identifier:
2013.2.36
Artist:
Mike McDonnell
Credit:
Gift of the Mike McDonnell Estate
Medium:
Watercolor on Paper
Date:
1965
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 18 in
Description:
A beach scene from Northern Michigan with a large sand bluff on the right. Another bluff can be seen in the background.
Historical Context:
In early fall of 1965, Mike moved to Frankfort, Michigan. He rented an apartment on Michigan Avenue which allowed him to walk to the shore of Lake Michigan carrying his gear. He was in the process of leaving his studies in oil behind and making the initial steps of mastering watercolor which he found well suited to his temperament.