Art Auction 2018 | Michael Obermeyer


Michael Obermeyer

Winter Break
Oil on canvas, 2017
8 x 16 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $1,900
Starting bid: $950

A native of Southern California, Michael Obermeyer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at California State University, Long Beach. A twenty-year career in illustration included work for Disney Studios, the Anaheim Angels, McDonnell Douglas, Coldwell Banker, and the United States Air Force.
Obermeyer is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Society of Illustrators, and a Signature Member of both the California Art Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. He maintains his studio in Laguna Beach, California.

“As an illustrator, I’ve always created art to fit others’ needs. Painting, however, offers me the opportunity to create for myself, to allow others to see how I perceive life around me, and to totally escape from the real world for a while. I enjoy painting outdoors and working quickly. It keeps my paintings fresh and spontaneous. I especially like to paint as much of the open space that I can, as it seems to be rapidly disappearing.”
– Michael Obermeyer

Selected collections
U.S. Air Force Historical Art Collection
The Irvine Company

Selected exhibitions
Long and Lean/Tall and Skinny: Everything Horizontal or Vertical, Hillside Fine Art, Claremont, CA, 2017
On Location in Malibu, Pepperdine University, Malibu, 2012
A Luminous Land, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, 2011

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