After the Storm
Medium:Oil on Linen
Height: 17 in
Width: 23 in
Grass plains with clouded sky showing sunlight through the center. Yellow ground in the center with small buildings around it.
Armand Merizon was born in 1920 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and spent his early childhood in the urban areas of Grand Rapids, and at the age of ten began to paint. At sixteen he traveled to Vesper George Art School in Boston to study painting. Later, he continued his formal studies at the Phoenix School of Design in New York. 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. He vowed to "paint until my nose touches the canvas."