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Untitled (Granpa Sam Mackey)

Accession Number
2002/1.206

Title
Untitled (Granpa Sam Mackey)

Artist(s)
Sam Mackey

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1987-1992

Medium & Support
blue marker, orange crayon, blue ink on cream wove paper

Dimensions
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 Line
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection

Label 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.
Lindsay Meehan
Modern and Contemporary Art Intern
2002

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
caricature

Additional Object Classification(s)
Drawing

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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