Manierre Dawson: Engineering Abstraction

August 29, 2014 - December 13, 2015

Manierre Dawson is a fascinating American artist who is just beginning to be recognized for his important contributions to the development of abstract painting in America. Raised in Chicago, Dawson spent his later years here in Michigan. Though he had been an engineering student, art was his true passion. Organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, this exhibition is both timely and significant, enhanced by Dawson’s connection to Michigan and the presence of important examples of his work in both public and private collections in the region.

Manierre Dawson, Hercules II, 1913, oil on canvas