Field of Flowers
Medium:Oil on Board
Height: 28.5 in
Width: 38.5 in
Wheat field with yellow and white flowers blowing in the wind.
Armand Merizon was born in 1920 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to a family of first generation Dutch immigrants. At the age of ten he began to paint, studying it later in school and university. Over the course of his 70 year career, Merizon has continued to paint with rigorous dedication and exceptional output despite being diagnosed with macular degeneration and rheumatoid arthritis. In response to these difficult health issues, he has accommodated his conditions by allowing his style to change, creating images that continue to be visually provocative. This dedication is exemplified by Merizon's own statement, "I will paint until my nose touches the canvas."