Title of Work
Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection
Stored: JSP Box 1, 234_CF
UND Art Collections Repository
Michael S. Bell is a retired American artist who specialized in printmaking and painting. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts and obtained a BFA in 1971, and then went on to study at the University of Kentucky under Wendell Berry, and received his MFA in the fine arts in 1972. Bell is best known for his work as a former curator for several museums in the San Francisco and Los Angeles area.
Signed Michael Bell 8/71 (lower right) Verso -
Inscription: These three pieces are for you, a series. The series is one copy only. It is a special thanks to you. Don't let it fall on the floor any more than you would a series of Picasso. Marginally, Your servant, Michael Bell 8.3.71. (Signature Stamp)
Adhesive residue. Darkening or bleaching from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet and/or heat from sun or artificial light.