Untitled (Granpa Sam Mackey)Artist(s)Sam MackeyArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1987-1992Medium & Supportblue marker, orange crayon, blue ink on cream wove paperDimensions
18 1/16 x 12 1/16 in. (45.88 x 30.64 cm);21 x 13.9 in. (53.34 x 35.4 cm)Credit LineGift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art CollectionLabel copy
Living in Detroit since 1918, Sam Mackey was born near St. Louis, Missouri. At the suggestion of his grandson, Tyree Guyton, Sam Mackey began drawing as a way of dealing with his loneliness after his wife’s death. Although he had no formal artistic training, he enjoyed making drawings that record his memories and aspirations. Sam Mackey was the inspiration for Tyree Guyton’s art and also assisted him with the Hiedelberg Project.
Modern and Contemporary Art Intern
2002Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object TypecaricatureAdditional Object Classification(s)DrawingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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