Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 5th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 5th fl.; Amway Board Room

Third Street, Harbor Springs

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.620.1
Artist:
Ken Christensen
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 1990
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 33.5 in Width: 47.5 in
Description:
Autumn scene; view of street descending towards multi-colored houses.
Historical Context:
Ken Christensen is an on-site landscape painter who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1951. Influenced by French Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and the Fauves, he has experimented with mediums and techniques such as monoprints and blockprints in his work. He attended Michigan State University, receiving his B.A. in History in 1974, after which he spent about 9 years in Europe sketching, biking, and teaching himself French. After his European travels, Christensen returned to Michigan where he taught watercolor and print making at North Central Michigan University.