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Michael Stack

Birth place or City of origin: Monticello
State of origin: NY
Last known City: Tucson
Last known State: AZ
Start/Birth date: 1947
Death/End date:

By the time he entered junior high school Michael Stack had already begun to experiment with oil paints. So, when he moved to Arizona in 1970 to work as a ranch caretaker, the beautiful Sonoran desert impressed upon him the conviction that he must become a landscape painter. There, in the high, rolling grasslands of southern Arizona, he began to paint canvases portraying the rugged mountains and arid desert that inspired him.

Stack’s scenes ---all places he has visited—are noted for their radiant light and towering cloud formations, for the fleeting moments he captures as shadow, light and color play across the land. Recently, he has become interested in the skies, vistas and mountains of Wyoming, eager to accept the new challenges they present. He now divides his time between Arizona and Wyoming, painting the luminous skies and sunsets that are his trademark.

Biography from Eiteljorg Museum


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