Michael Van Zeyl

Michael Van Zeyl

Artwork

Michael Van Zeyl
For Michael Van Zeyl, portraiture is much more than a one-sided translation of the artist’s point of view taking form in a subject. It’s an engaging visual dialogue that renders a soul in light, shadow and pigment, continuing the conversation for future generations to appreciate. While technical skill and accurate rendering are only part of Michael’s gift, his experience has honed his craft to the highest standard. His talents were apparent by age seven and he spent subsequent decades mastering a wide range of painting techniques. In particular, 17th century Dutch and 19th century impressionist styles have resonated with him and surfaced in his own works. His formal training began at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, continuing on at Chicago’s Historic Palette & Chisel Academy and the Art Students League in New York, where he studied with the most accomplished artists who also paint directly from life under natural light. Michael is currently a faculty member at the Palette & Chisel and has been the club’s most popular instructor for several years. Michael’s work is already appreciated in many public and private collections, such as the United States District Court, University of Chicago, DePaul University School of Law, Chicago Theological Seminary and American Hotel Register. He has received awards from the Portrait Society of America, The Artists Guild and the Portrait Society of Atlanta, and has been a three-time Gold Medal winner at the Palette & Chisel. Education 1987-1990 American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL – Associates Degree 1999-2000 American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL – Life Drawing & Oil Painting Palette & Chisel Academy, Chicago, IL – Painting & Life Drawing Art Students League, New York, NY – Painting Exhibitions 2014 Oil Painters of America National Juried Show, Bennington, VT 2014 The Artists Guild Show, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2013 Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2013 Art of Human Rights, Chicago, IL 2013 International Beethoven Project, Love 2013 Curated By Tinca Art, Chicago, IL 2013 Solo Show, Gallery 180, Chicago, IL 2012 Art of Human Rights, Curated By Chuck Gniech, Chicago, IL 2012 Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2011 Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2010 Solo Show, Cook County Building, Chicago, IL 2008 Solo Show, Ebert Studios, Oak Park, IL 2006 Solo Show, Stillwater Arts Guild, Stillwater, MN 2006 Three Visions Show, Palette & Chisel Academy, Chicago, IL Awards 2014 Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists 2014 The Artists Guild Show – Legacy Gallery – Silver Medal 2013 The United States District Court – Commission to paint Judge J.P. Stadtmueller of the Eastern District of Wisconsin 2011 Jameson Whiskey ad campaign – Awarded Commission to paint John Jameson for Mathematics concept 2010 American Artist Studios Magazine – 6-page editorial spread 2010 Cook County Treasurer’s Office – Artistic Award of Excellence 2008 American Artist Magazine – 8-page editorial spread 2006 Palette & Chisel Academy – Annual Gold Medal Show – 1st Place Gold Medal and People’s Choice 2006 Portrait Society of American – Self Portrait Competition – Honorable Mention 2005 Palette & Chisel Academy – Annual Gold Medal Show – Peoples Choice 2005 American Artist Magazine – Annual Competition Still Life Finalist 2004 Palette & Chisel Academy – Annual Gold Medal Show – 1st Place Gold Medal and People’s Choice 2004 Portrait Society of Atlanta – Spring Juried Exhibition – 1st Place Artists’ Choice and 2nd Place Juried Competition Teaching 2005 – Present Palette & Chisel Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
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Artist
Clytie
Michael Van Zeyl

Clytie

Oil

18 x 18 in

$4,000.00

Daisies
Michael Van Zeyl

Daisies

Oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$700.00

Kelsey in Blue
Michael Van Zeyl

Kelsey in Blue

Oil

10 x 10 in

$950.00

Sara in Red
Michael Van Zeyl

Sara in Red

Oil on copper leaf

5 x 5 in

$700.00

Disco Blue
Michael Van Zeyl

Disco Blue

Oil

10 x 10 in

(Sold)

Garden Vision
Michael Van Zeyl

Garden Vision

Oil

30 x 30 in

(Sold)

Peonies
Michael Van Zeyl

Peonies

Oil on aluminum panel mounted to wood panel

10 x 10 in

(Sold)

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