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Douglas Semivan
"Abstract in Gold and Black" Work on Paper, Print, Signed and Numbered

1980 - 1990s

$2,320
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"Abstract in Gold and Black" is a well-balanced calm piece. The placement of the gold and white can be read as a distant landscape giving much imagined space to the heavier black area which contains a linear element and the color blue. Semivan is a Master Printmaker and sculptor. He often breaks his surfaces and extends beyond the perimeters in his sculptures. The particular placement of the black area in this piece suggests such a breakage beyond the edge where one imagines a continuation of the strokes or linear elements. This is an altogether extraordinary print. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Douglas Semivan is an artist and retired education who is Professor Emeritus of the Art Department at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Semivan’s work resides in the permanent collections of several museums: including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Brooklyn Museum, The Toledo Museum of Art, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. His works are also part of the collections of several corporations: The Ford Motor Copany, William Beaumont Hospital, City National Bank, IBM Corporation, and The Max Factor headquarters in North Carolina. Semivan was visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan. He received his MFA in Printmaking from The Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1973, and a BA in Art from Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan in 1971. He has taught Lithography at Vancouver School of Art and Wayne State University and was Director of the Detroit Artists Market in Detroit, Michigan. Semivan's alma mater, The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was designed by architect and faculty member, Eliel Saarinen who collaborated with Charles and Ray Eames on chair and furniture design. Numerous creative artists who are alumni of Cranbrook include: Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, Jack Lenor Larsen, Donald Lipski, Duane Hanson, Nick Cave, Hani Rashid, George Nelson, Urban Jupena (Nationally recognized fiber artist), Artis Lane (the first African-American artist to have her sculpture, "Sojourner Truth," commissioned for the Emancipation Hall in the Capital Visitor Center in Washington DC), Cory Puhlman (televised Pastry Chef extraordinaire), Thom O’Connor (Lithographs), Paul Evans (Brutalist-inspired sculpted metal furnishings), Eugene Caples (small bronze images/abstract), Morris Brose (Bronze Sculptures), Herb Babcock (blown glass) and Larry Butcher (mixed media.) He has a studio and resides in Royal Oak, Michigan. Measurements for print without frame: 28" h x 20 " w. This piece is signed and number 9 of 10.

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