Halsey, Brian: 1942 (USA)

The Artist:

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:

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".

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Brian Halsey. Two Suites. The art presented below is art from the Microcosm suite and the Mandals suite. Microcosms is a suite of six serigraphs printed in Rives 100% rag paper trimmed to 12 1/2" x 12 1/2". The suite was issued in five separate color states designated as portfolios A-E. Portfolio A consists of the first color state of each image, portfolio B consists of the second color state of each image, and so forth. Each portfolio was issued in an edition of 35. Mandalas is a suite of six serigraphs printed on Somerset 100% rag paper trimmed to 21 1/2" x 21" . The suite was issued in three separate color states, designated Portfolios A-C. Each portfolio was issued in an edition of seventy five each. Contact us to see available Microcosms and Mandalas images which are not shown on our site at this time. Close-Up

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Brian Halsey. Isotron 4th State from the Microcosms suite, color state D. 3/35. Serigraph. The paper size is 12" x 12". This image was acquired in 1980. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. The color and surface of the ink is rich and beautiful. For other descriptive information see the paragraph above. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Brian Halsey. Nuclead 8th State from the Microcosms suite, color state D. 18/35. Serigraph. The paper size is 12" x 12". This image was acquired in 1980. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. The color and surface of the ink is rich and beautiful. For other descriptive information see the paragraph above. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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