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Hubert Massey
"History of Detroit" Linoleum Cut, Black Ink, African American, Mural Style

2004

$5,400

About

"History of Detroit" is in the style of a mural by the master muralist from the city of Detroit, Hubert Massey. It renders in dramatic composition the over 300 year history of this beautiful, eclectic city along the Detroit River waterway. Massey has included various nationalities starting with the Native Americans who called this home before Europeans arrived along with those Europeans and the African Americans who passed through on their way to freedom in Canada, and who served in the Civil War. This work is rich in stories and visuals. the print is called both a Linoleum Cut and/or a Linocut. It is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for a relief surface. This printing is in an Edition of 100. The piece is 7.38 x 28 inches. Hubert Massey is a Michigan artist who works in a variety of media to create large public art installations. Massey is noted for collaborating with communities to create art that tell their stories. His installations can be seen in Detroit at the Museum of African American History, Paradise Valley Park and Campus Martius. Massey is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and has studied at the University of London, Slade Institute of Fine Arts. He studied with Stephen Dimitroff and Lucienne Bloch, apprentices to muralist Diego Rivera, and is one of few African American artists painting in the true Buon Fresco style and the only known, African American commissioned fresco artist in America. His bold, vibrant images can be spotted throughout the Detroit metropolitan region. Chances are if you’ve visited Mexican town, Greek town, the Cultural Center, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Athletic Club or any number of other landmark community attractions, you’ve encountered the remarkable work of master artist Hubert Massey. An award-winning Kresge Fine Arts Fellow, his distinctive fresco murals grace the halls of such visible Michigan destinations as the Flint Institute of the Arts, Detroit Athletic Club, and his alma mater, Grand Valley State University, where he earned an honorary doctorate of fine arts in 2012. In 2014 the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority commissioned Hubert to create the first large-scale mural completed for Cobo Center since 1987. A fresco painting, the mural will feature images and tell stories of Detroit community pride. “Public art begins with the community it will serve. In fact, after nearly 20 years of creating large-scale public works of art for various cities, communities and neighborhoods throughout the Midwest, it is my belief that public art should be, first and foremost, meaningful to those who surround it.” – Dr. Hubert Massey

Details

  • Creator
    Hubert Massey ()
  • Creation Year
    2004
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.38 in. (18.75 cm)Width: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Detroit, MI
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU128616868262

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