Related Objects
Current Location:
Building D (DEV) -> 1st Floor (DEV; D)
Location Notes:
Rotating Frames

Mike McDonnell: A Michigan Artist ➔ Fuel Oil Tank

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.77.4
Artist:
Mike McDonnell
Credit:
Gift of the Karen McDonnell Estate
Medium:
Watercolor on Paper
Date:
1965
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 18 in
Description:
A white house with a blue door and a black roof.
Historical Context:
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) began acquiring Mike McDonnell’s artwork in 2013 with an initial gift from the artist’s wife, Karen McDonnell. Since then, his body of work has been expanded and developed through subsequent gifts of artwork, and an archival collection of the artist’s correspondence, photographs and related materials. Over the past few years, many of McDonnell’s pieces have been placed throughout university buildings. An initial exhibition of still lifes was exhibited in 2017, and the potential now exists for future exhibitions drawn from the over 800 paintings in the permanent collection.