Muriel Zandstra: Merizon: A Mixed Metaphor
Using original paintings, direct quotes, and interesting clips from the documentary and book on Armand Merizon, Zandstra will illustrate the wide range of styles and techniques created by this painter. Spanning an artistic career of over 75 years, you will see Merizon’s earliest known painting at age 12 of a realistic sea scape, as well as his latest musical abstract at age 89 when he was legally blind. He has often been compared to both Mozart composing a symphony as a child, and Beethoven writing music when totally deaf. Armand Merizon was a renowned 20th century American painter who lived the majority of his life in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.