Current Location:
Au Sable Hall -> 1st Floor (ASH)
Location Notes:
ASH; 1st fl., Between Rms. 1223 and 1225

Headdress IV

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.L127.1
Artist:
Gretchen Minnhaar
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1992
Description:
Face with large lips, heavy necklaces. Very bright colors in the background; pink in upper left corner, green on left, yellow in lower left.
Historical Context:
Gretchen Minnhaar is an artist and architect who grew up in South America and settled in Michigan in the mid-1970s. She began her education in the fine arts at a young age, and earned her first degree in architecture in the 1960s. She began working in Argentina, and after immigrating to Michigan continued work in the Detroit and Grand Rapids areas. It was after establishing her own business in West Michigan that Minnhaar returned to art, citing her professional training as a great influence on her work, as well as Italian Renaissance art.