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The Prints of Malcolm Myers

  • Friday, February 7, 2003 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • On View: February 7, 2003 – March 7, 2003

Highpoint is honored to host an exhibition of prints by prolific Minneapolis artist Malcom Myers (1917 – 2002). Myers is widely recognized for developing the current printmaking department at the University of Minnesota, where he began teaching in 1948. As a printmaker and painter, his work has been shown worldwide in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and can be found in famous collections both public and private.

Mr. Myers was a 1940 graduate of the University in Iowa, with a BFA in Fine Arts, followed by an MA in watercolor painting. After a brief stint in the military, he returned to Iowa to work with printmaker Mauricio Lasansky, and to earn yet another MA—this time in printmaking. In the following years he would receive two Guggenheim Fellowships, allowing him to work in Bill Hayter’s Paris studio, and in Mexico City, where he met Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo. In the sixties, Mr. Myers and his then-wife, Roberta, returned to Minneapolis for good; he taught at the University of Minnesota and furthered his own artistic endeavors for many years to follow.

With his passing, Malcom Myers left behind an incredible number of paintings and prints- prolific creation from an artistic career spanning more than five decades. Much of his art featured lively images of animals, jazz musicians, and mythical figures, often blending together aspects of the real and fantastic. Highpoint would like to thank Marilyn Myers, Mr. Myers’ surviving widow, for her assistance in putting together this tribute to the work of a vital printmaker.

A wide variety of Malcom Myers’ prints will be available for purchase during this show at Highpoint’s Gallery. All are invited to the Opening Reception on February 7, which is free with refreshments provided.