Two Buildings on the Edge of a Field
19.5 in x 15.5 in
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.
Acrylic painting of 2 barns in background, behind them is a blue sky, in front is a field.
Gift of Gene and Tubie Gilmore. In memory of Jay Van Den Berg.