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Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st fl., Conference rm. 140

Two Buildings on the Edge of a Field

Artwork
Medium:
Acrylic on Board
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.5 in Width: 19.5 in
Description:
Acrylic painting of 2 barns in background, behind them is a blue sky, in front is a field.
Historical Context:
Armand Merizon was born in 1920 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to a family of first generation Dutch immigrants of French extraction. He spent his early childhood in the urban areas of Grand Rapids and at the age of ten began to paint. Over the course of his seventy 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.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
acrylic painting
agricultural land
Library of Congress Subjects:
Farm buildings