EDUCATION



Art Students League Of New York City, New York, USA 

David Leffel, Robert Beverly) 1978 - 1980

Salmugundi Club, New York City, New York, USA

(Lou Da Dinato) 1978 - 1980

Personal Anatomy Lessons From Bill Weltman, New York City, New York USA

(Bill Weltman) 1978- 1980

Personal Portait Lessons From Harry Fredman, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

(Harry Fredman) 1975 - 1977

Personal Lessons From Frank Zauz at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missoui USA

(Frank Zauz) 1973

Salina Vo Tech School of Commercial Art, Salina Kansas, USA

1970 - 1972



COMPANY WORK HISTORY


Bitton Fine Art Valley Village, CA, USA 2009 - Present

Newbury Fine Art Boston, MA, USA1992 - 2002 

Mill Pond Press Venice, FL, USA 1994 - 1999

Fox Publishing Kansas City, MO, USA 1997 - 2000

Dyansen Fine Art New York, NY, USA 1987 - 1994 

Prelim Inc. Architectual Illustration Dallas, TX, USA 1980 - 1983

Seyer Fine Art Neckermulbach, West Germany 1974

Andre Kolb And Son New York City, NY, USA 1978 - 1980

Worthington Architectual Arts Kansas City, MO, US 1974 - 1976

Scheffer Studio, Architectual Illustration Kansas City, MO, USA 1972 - 1974



SOLO SHOWS



Andre Kolb & Son, New York City, NY, USA - 1978

Red Rose Gallery, New York City, NY, USA - 1980

Carlson Gallerie, Dallas TX, USA 1986, 1987, - 1988

Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO, USA - 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004

Art In The Woods, Overland Park, KS, USA - 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2012

Art Exposition, New York City, NY USA - 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2008

Dyansen Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, USA - 1988, 1989, 1990

Dyansen Gallery, New York City, NY, USA - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

Dyansen Gallery, Trump Tower, NY, USA - 1991

Dyansen Gallery, Boston, MA - 1987, 1989

Dyansen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA - 1988, 1989

Dyansen Gallery, Atlantic City, NJ, USA - 1991

Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO 1992 - 2002

Newbury Fine Art, Boston, MA - 1992 - 1995

Principal Gallery - Alexandria, VA - 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002

Central Square Gallery, Linwood, NJ 1999, 2001, 2003

Central Park Gallery, Kansaas City MO, USA - 1991, 1993

Marshall Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA - 1996

Art Link, Salt Lake City, UT, USA - 1999

Doug Meyer Fine Art, Brooklin, NY, USA - 1996 - Present

Personal Crossroads Art District Gallery, Kansas City, MO, USA - 2000-2003

Merriam Community Center - Merriam KS, USA 1999-2012

Michael Young Gallery, Kansas City, KS, USA 2007, 2008, 2009

Images Art Gallery - Overland Park, KS, USA - 2011, 2012

Rice Gallery - Overland Park, KS, USA - 2011 , 2012, 2013

Weiner Gallery - 115 W. 18th St. Ste. 101, Kansas City MO, USA - 2013, 2014

Buttonwood Art Space - 2016



MURALS & COMMISSIONS


American Heart Association (5 Paintings For Christmas Cards)

Ace Hardware,. Chicago IL (Painting For Retiring CEO)

Ace Sports (Wagner Pool Murals)

Boston Aquarium IME (Mural Painting)

Bally's Casino, Atlantic City (Mural For Poker Room)

Buffalo Bill 1st City Mural (Leavenworth, Kansas)

Davis Funeral Parlor (Leavenworth, Kansas, 2 Murals)

Horizon Hotel, New York, NY (2 Lobby Murals)

Chevron Aviation, San Francisco (Mural)

Gates and Son BBQ (Mural)

Frontier Army Museum (4 Illustrations For New Museum)

McDonald's, Nascar (6 Stainless Steel Murals)

I-HOP, Riverside, CA (Mural For Retiring CEO)

Independence Lincoln Mercury (Showroom Mural)

Kansas City Chiefs (Portraits For Retiring Players)

Leavenworth County Courthouse (Historical Kansas Mural)

Leavenworth Country Club (Golf Theme Bar Mural)

Leavenworth Seal (First City In Kansas Mural)

Paropas Restaurant, Parkville, MO (Wall Mural)

Peters And Associates, 30 Plus Murals And Architectural Projects

Garsite Industries (Lobby Mural)

Steak And Shake, Petaluma, CA (Painting For Menu & Poster)

Miami Beach Preservation League, Miami Beach, FL (Mural And Poster Designs)

Merriam Community Center (Lobby Mural Circa 1940)

GEHA Lee Summmit, MO (Postal Mail Car Theme Mural & Print)

Fort Leavenworth Pioneer Museum (4 Illustrations)

Buffalo Soldiers Monument, Fort Leavenworth, KS (8 Illustrations)

Aristicat Motors Co. Horst Swabb, Smithville MO (4 Home Murals)

Aunt Jean's Ice Cream Shop, Shawnee KS (Mural)

Ernie Traminia, Overland Park, KS (Wine Cellar Mural)



HONORS & AWARDS


1st Place River Market Regional 1995

2nd Place Heartland Regional Show 2008

3rd Place Heartland National Show 2007

Kansas City, Missouri Ornament of Freesom 1999

Emmnuel Clever 1997

Honorable Mention - Images Art Gallery 2011

MUSEUMS WITH ORIGINALS

Railway Mail Service Museum, Boyce VA, USA

Parker Carousel Museum, Leavenworth KS, USA

The Boston Aquarium, Boston MA, USA

The Lansing Historical Museum, Lansing KS, USA

The Oil And Gas Museum, Pittsburgh KS, USA

The Chevron Aviation Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA



WORKS IN PRINT, SERIGRAPHS, LITHOGRAPHS, PUZZLES, CALENDARS, MAGNETS AND BOOKS



Over 2 Dozen Images Were Turned Into Are Hand Drawn Serigraphs & Lithographs

Over 2 Dozen Images Made Into Offset Lithographs, Books Jackets, Greetings Cards and 3-D Magnets

30 Images Turned Into Jigsaw Puzzles in the United States, Canada, Japan, China, England & Germany

Wrote And Illustrated "Houses On Parade" Circa 2005 (90 Illustrations)

Illustrated "Phobia - Art Intimidating Life" Due Out 2013 (137 Illustrations)

Images In The Official "Kansas Mural Book"

KU Paintings For The University Of Kansas Book, "Spring Day On The Hill"



FAMOUS COLLECTORS


Jorge J. Eljuri - Business Tycoon - Cuenca, Ecuador

Nick Pearce - Gallery Owner - Grand Rapids, MI USA

J. Stephen Zielezienski - Insurance Lawyer - Washington DC, USA

Brian Martin - Shire Pharmacueticals Representative - Kildare, Ireland

Yow Su Joan - Lawyer - Republic of Singapore

David Steinberg - Actor, Writer, Producer - New York, NY USA

Peter M. Deeb - Hampton Securities Lawyer - Toronto, Canada

Billy Dee Williams - Actor, Artist - Dallas, TX, USA

Tom Messerou, Celebrity Lawyer - Los Angeles, CA USA

David Cone - Retired Pitcher, New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals - New York City, NY USA

Ollie Gates - BBQ Restaurant Chain Owner - Kansas City, MO USA

Melissa Etheridge - Musician & Grammy Award Winning Songwriter - Leavenworth, KS USA

Bill Wetzel - Famous Art Collector - Panama City FL, USA

Lauren Reece - Top Real Estate Agent - Kansas City, MO USA

Les Behrens - Behrens Winery Owner - St. Helena CA, USA

Don & Nancy Grey, Car Wash Chain Owners - Lansing KS USA

Steve Mitchem, Jewlery Store Chain Owner - Lenexa KS, USA

Todd Weiner - Gallery Owner - Kansas City MO, USA

Johnny Jamison - Business Owner - Springfield MO, USA


John and Ann Hoins - Business Owners - Lansing KS, USA

Michael Young Biography and Resume


I was born in 1952, in Kansas City, Kansas. My interest in art began as a child observing my father Eugene draw and paint in our basement at our home in Lansing,  Kansas.  At seventeen I enrolled into a two year Commercial Art program in Salina, Kansas. After graduation I found employment at an architectural illustration studio in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This fortune of luck led me to the understanding of perspective, rendering and scale. I became obsessed and began collecting books and taking portrait lessons. I opened a downtown studio/gallery in Leavenworth, Kansas, but after several years I felt the need to learn the anatomical figure, and my girlfriend and I moved to  New York City in 1978.  There, I studied at The Art Students League, Salmagundi Club, and took private classes with Bill Weltman, a world famous anatomy instructor.  
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I was now confident placing figures in my work in any perspective and my fine art career was set in motion. I soon met my agent Pat Carlson and introduced my work to the national publisher and gallery chain Dyansen, painting mostly in the Art Deco style.  Together we produced dozens of lithographs and serigraphs with shows at many fine galleries across the country.  Hundreds of works later I slowly developed a strong desire for a break with tradition.  My paintings have became experimental and rebellious, undergoing a change in concepts and techniques I call “Prismatism”.