Iconic Detroit artist Charles McGee dies at 96
DETROIT – Legendary Detroit artist Charles McGee passed away Thursday at the age of 96, the Kresge Foundation announced. He celebrates perpetual motion in way that’s befitting for an iconic artist of a city that put the nation on wheels and in motion. An American artist of international renown, he made Detroit his home and the city his own. And in 2019, his then 45-year-old 60-foot-by-40-foot mural on the east-facing side of what is now the Detroit Foundation Hotel at 234 W. Larned was restored to dramatic effect. The Detroit Institute of Arts also released a statement:AdThe Detroit Institute of Arts joins the Detroit community in celebrating the life of artist Charles McGee, who passed away yesterday at the age of 96.
Iconic Detroit artist Charles McGee has died
click to enlarge Ray ManningDetroit artist Charles McGee. Charles McGee, an iconic Detroit artist known for his bold, abstract murals and sculptures throughout the city, has died. In the 1960s, he led the Charles McGee School of Art, which had an all-Black faculty, and Gallery 7, a showroom for Black artists. "Black or white, every artist's work must be measured against the best art being produced in our time. "Yet, we all agree that Charles' work is flawless."metrotimes.com