Brian Halsey was born in Kendallville Indiana in 1942. He
studied art at Wheaton College in Illinois where he graduated magna cum
laude, Chicago Art Institute, and Michigan State University where he also
graduated magna cum laude. He holds an M.A. degree in Church History and
the Creative Arts. In 1969 was awarded a United States Steel Fellowship
scholarship to study at Florida State University from where he graduated
in 1972 with a Ph.D. in Humanities. Additional study included research
and studio art study in London, Paris, Holland, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
Halsey taught art at Spring Arbor College before devoting
his career full time to painting and printmaking. Halsey is the recipient
of awards and distinctions including recognition from: Society of American
Graphics Artists, National Academy of Design, Pratt Graphic Center International
Print Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Print Club Galleries
in Philadelphia PA, and the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in New
York, and has enjoyed exhibitions including one man shows at National
Academy of Design, N.Y.; Pratt Graphic Center, N.Y.; Metropolitan Museum
and Art Center; and other venues. His work is collected in public and
private corporations and museums including: Arthur Anderson Co.; Westinghouse
Electric, Pittsburgh PA, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI; Bank of America
Corp., San Francisco, CA.; I.B.M. New York, N.Y.; Sun Bank of Florida;
United States Steel Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA; Prudential Insurance Co.,
Houston, TX; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Brooklyn Museum
of Art; Denver Art Museum; Detroit Institute of Arts; Fine Arts Museum
of San Francisco; Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, University of California;
Norton Gallery, West Palm Beach Florida; Los Angeles County Museum of
Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Baltimore Museum of Art; Phoenix Art
Museum; Indianapolis Museum of Art; McNay Art Institute, San Antonio,
TX; The National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institute, Washington
D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; and National Museum of Modern
Art Kyoto, Japan.
The art displayed below is from two portfolio's published in 1976 and 1978 respectively. The works are a classic examples of Halesy work in the height of his career. Microcosms and Mandalas are suites of miniature serigraphs. Halsey worked with hand cut stencils for each image and mixed the colored inks used in the printing process. Each print was hand pulled by the artist. Other Halsy works are available. Contact us to see more from Microcosms and Mandalas, and/or other images of various sizes including: 12" x 12", 25" x 30", 15" x 30, and 30"x 40".
Contact us to see other images from Microcosms and Mandalas.
Contact us to see individual Halsey images from other suites, of various sizes up to 30"x 40".
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