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Merrill Dean Mhaffey, American artist.

Background

Mhaffey, Merrill Dean was born on August 12, 1937 in Albuquerque. Son of Dean Elmo and Vera Sarah (McDonald) Mhaffey.

Education

Student, Mesa College, Grand Junction, Colorado, 1955-1957;student, California College Arts and Crafts, 1983, 89;Bachelor, Sacramento State University, 1959;Master of Fine Arts, Arizona State University, 1965.

Career

Art teacher, public schools, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 1959-1961;instructor art, Western State College Colorado, 1965-1967;instructor drawing and painting, Phoenix College, 1967-1983;visiting lecturer painting and watercolor, Colorado Mountain College, Vail, 1983, 89. Painting juror National Endowment for Arts, Washington, 1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Represented in permanent collections at Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Museum American Art, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington, Phoenix Art Museum, Denver Art Museum. Public art commissions include Colorado State Legislature, 1988, City of Chandler (Arizona) Art Center, 1990, National Ednowment for Arts, Denver, 1993.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: river rafting, trout fishing, backpacking, golf, history, archaeology.

Connections

Married Justine Helm. Children: Jerome Dea, Eric Paul. Married Jeanne Michele Shirk, January 1, 1947.

1 child, Spencer Michele.

father:
Dean Elmo Mhaffey

mother:
Vera Sarah (McDonald) Mhaffey

spouses:
Justine Helm

Jeanne Michele Shirk

children:
Jerome Dea Mhaffey

Eric Paul Mhaffey

Spencer Michele Mhaffey