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Finally some new work from 2019.  An oil and oil pastel on paper started as a class demo on drawing and completed in the studio.  This still-life depicts a scarlet red plastic Eames shell chair against a royal blue background.  This piece celebrates the figurative qualities of chairs.  The detail photos show the drawing surface texture as well as the other two in this series.

Signed, dated, and titled on the back.  No border so this piece will need to be floated in double matting.
Finally some new work from 2019.  An oil and oil pastel on paper started as a class demo on drawing and completed in the studio.  This still-life depicts a scarlet red plastic Eames shell chair against a royal blue background.  This piece celebrates the figurative qualities of chairs.  The detail photos show the drawing surface texture as well as the other two in this series.

Signed, dated, and titled on the back.  No border so this piece will need to be floated in double matting.
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Scarlet Shell Chair Drawing

Michael Pfleghaar

United States

Drawing, Oil on Paper

Size: 13 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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An oil and oil pastel on paper started as a class demo on drawing and completed in the studio. This still-life depicts a scarlet red plastic Eames shell chair against a royal blue background. This piece celebrates the figurative qualities of chairs. The detail photos show the drawing surface texture as well as the other two in this series. Signed, dated, and titled on the back. No border so this piece will need to be floated in double matting.

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Drawing:Oil on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:13 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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Michael Pfleghaar is an artist residing and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2011. Pfleghaar often portrays botanicals and still lifes, infusing them with abstract elements and flattened space to generate new perspectives. His compositions reflect influences from mid-century modern design, evident in the clean lines, balance, and use of organic materials. In 2023, Pfleghaar was chosen as one of four artists to have their work permanently installed as terrazzo floor designs at the Gerald R Ford International Airport. He also received The Best of Show in the 2021 Festival of the Arts and the West Michigan Area Show at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo in 2020. Pfleghaar's artwork has been featured in Architectural Digest, Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft. Organizations such as the Gilmore Piano Festival 2024, Apple, HBO, CBS, ForeSee, Hayworth, and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts have utilized his artwork as illustrations. In 2016, Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI, and in 2013, he was honored with the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was part of the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. Pfleghaar's original artworks are included in permanent collections, such as the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan, and Grand Valley State University.

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