Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Nationality

American

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Date of Work

1971

Medium

Mixed media

Signature

Lower right

Height

14"

Width

11"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: JSP Box 1, 234_CF

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

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.

Additional Information

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)

Condition

Very good

Condition Notes

Adhesive residue. Darkening or bleaching from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet and/or heat from sun or artificial light.

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