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Artwork

Identifier:
1998.423.1
Artist:
Armand Merizon
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1954
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23.5 in Width: 35.5 in
Description:
Landscape of a Michigan river. Shallow river scene, with beach front, trees in the background.
Historical Context:
Armand Merizon was born 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. "I will paint until my nose touches the canvas," he vowed.
Credit:
Gift of Robert and Judy Hooker
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
natural landscapes
oil paint
oil painting
Library of Congress Subjects
Rivers in art
Location Notes:
DEV; Building A; 1st fl., Steelcase Library lobby