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Current Location:
Shelf B3 (CS1) -> Box 142
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section B; Shelf B3; Box 142

Mike McDonnell: A Michigan Artist ➔ Paper Lace

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.77.37
Artist:
Mike McDonnell
Credit:
Gift of the Karen McDonnell Estate
Medium:
Watercolor on Paper
Date:
1986
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 15 in
Description:
Two green bottle and white dish soap sit on a lace doily against a sunshine background.
Historical Context:
Mike McDonnell was born in Muskegon, Michigan in 1937. From 1956 to 1958 he studied with W.H. Mosby in the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He continued studying from 1958 to 1960 with Sidney E. Dickinson in the Art Students League of New York. In 1959 he also completed a year of study in the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York with Robert Phillip and Dean Cornwell. He received additional training in portraiture, initially in oil. He maintained an interest in portraiture throughout his life, but he created primarily still lifes and interiors during his last forty years. In those compositions he strived to idealize common objects while he emphasized clean, precise color and details.