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Merrill Dean Mahaffey Edit Profile

educator , painter

Merrill Dean Mahaffey, American painter, educator.

Background

Mahaffey, Merrill Dean was born on August 12, 1937 in Albuquerque. Son of Dean E. Mahaffey and Maud Alice Bartlett.

Education

Associate of Arts, Mesa College, 1957. Student, California College Arts and Crafts, 1958. Student, California College Arts and Crafts, 1968.

Bachelor, Sacramento State University, 1959. Master of Fine Arts, Arizona State University, 1965.

Career

Part time art instructor Arizona State University, Tempe, 1963—1966. Art instructor Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado, 1966—1968, Phoenix Community College, 1968—1982. Self employed artist Phoenix, Boulder, Santa Fe, Taos, since 1982.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Solo exhibitions, Scottsdale Center Arts, 1978, Arizona Bank Galleria-Heard Museum Benefit, 1980, Northern Arizona University, 1980, Fresno Center Arts, 1981, Portland State University, 1981, Tucson Art Museum, 1982, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1983, Merdith Long Gallery, Houston, 1984, Fishbach Gallery, New York City, 1985, Museum American West, Houston, 1985, University Utah, 1987, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado, 1991, MacLaren/Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, Colorado, 1991—2000, Chandler Fine Arts Center, 1992, Charlene Cody Gallery, Santa Fe, 1998, Palm Springs Desert Museum, 2000, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, 2001-2002, Tucson, 2003, Bentley Gallery, 2004, group exhibitions, Oklahoma Arts Center, 1978, Denver Art Museum, 1979, Sierra Nevada Museum, Reno, 1980, Scottsdale Center Arts, 1984, Denver Museum Natural History, 1985, New York Academy Art, 1986, C. Grimaldi's Gallery, New York City, 1986, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, 1986, Mesa Southwest Museum, 1987, Joanne Lyons Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, 1990, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, 1991, Sherry French Gallery, New York City, 1991, Muivane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas, 1994, Sangre de Cristo Center Arts, Pueblo, Colorado, 1997.

Connections

Married Jeanne S. Mahaffey, July 9, 1975. Children: Jerome Dean, Eric Paul, Spencer Michelle.

father:
Dean E. Mahaffey

mother:
Maud Alice Bartlett

spouse:
Jeanne S. Mahaffey

children:
Jerome Dean Mahaffey

Eric Paul Mahaffey

Spencer Michelle Mahaffey