Delbert Michel - Artist

Studio - Traverse City, Michigan

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Biography, Exhibitions, Collections



DePauw University
BA degree

University of Iowa
MFA degree

Slade School of Art
London, England
visiting student


Peru - Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu 2006, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Yugoslavia, Spain, Greece, Mexico


1964-2003 - Professor of Art (Retired in 2003)
Hope College, Holland, Michigan

1999 - Visiting Artist/Teacher
University of Querétaro, Mexico

1979 - Visiting Artist/Teacher
Croydon College of Art, London, England

1972 1973 - Visiting Artist/Teacher
Portsmouth College of Art, England


Galerie en Skulpturenpark, Groeneveld, Almelo, the Netherlands 2006
Group Show, "Shared Sensibilities," Museo de Arte, Querétaro, Mexico - Summer 2002
One-Person Show, "Imágenes Líricas," Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico - Winter 2001
One-Person Show, "Summertime," Galerie en Skulpturenpark, Groeneveld, Almelo, The Netherlands - Summer 1999
One-Person Show, "Time Fragments," Galeria Universitaria Art Contemporaneo, University of Querétaro, Mexico - November 1999
One-Person Show, "Lyrical Images," Galerie TNO, Apeldoorn and Den Haag, The Netherlands - October-November 1999
International Art Connection; Los Angeles, California
One Man Show, Hiscock Gallery; Portsmouth, England
Two Man Show, Isleworth Polytechnic Art Gallery; London, England
Two Man Show, Croydon College of Art; London, England
"Trends," Mall Gallery; London, England
First International British Drawing Biennial; Teeside Museum; Teeside, England
Two-Man Show, Upper Street Gallery; London, England


"Michigan Artists," Detroit Institute of Art; Detroit, Michigan Hassam Fund Exhibition; National Institute of Arts and Letters; New York, New York
Purchase Award, Butler Institute of American Art; Youngstown, Ohio
Award, Muskegon Museum of Art; Muskegon, Michigan
Purchase Award, Grand Rapids Art Museum; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Prize, Providence Art Club; Providence, Rhode Island
Prize, Exhibition of Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences, Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Michigan
Award, Minot State College National Print and Drawing Exhibition; Minot, North Dakota
Prize, National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Ball State University; Muncie, Indiana
Prize, Kalamazoo Area Show, Kalamazoo Art Institute; Kalamazoo, Michigan
Painters, Printmakers and Sculptors of the Midwest, Washington Gallery; Indianapolis, Indiana
National Painting Show, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Wisconsin
National Small Print Exhibition, Purdue University; Lafayette, Indiana
National Exhibition "Works on Paper," Indianapolis Museum of Art; Indianapolis, Indiana
Michiana Art Exhibition, South Bend Art Center; South Bend, Indiana
National Print and Drawing Exhibition, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, North Dakota
Michigan Sculpture Show, Bloomfield Hills Art Association; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Bucknell Annual National Drawing Exhibition, Bucknell University; Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Exhibition of Universities of the United States; Beaumont, Texas


Galerie en Skulpturenpark, Groeneveld, Almelo, the Netherlands 2006
"Nomadic Images - The Patina of Time," Dennos Museum, Traverse City, Michigan 2004
"Weaving the Past into the Present," Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2002
Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Toledo, Toledo Art Museum; Toledo, Ohio
Indiana University, Matrix Gallery; Bloomington, Indiana
Grand Valley State University; Allendale, Michigan
Central Michigan University; Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Grand Rapids Art Museum; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Battle Creek Art Center; Battle Creek, Michigan
"Lyrical Images," Muskegon Art Museum; Muskegon, Michigan - January-March 1996
Illinois Center; Chicago, Illinois
Worden Company Corporate Headquarters; Holland, Michigan
Hope College; Holland, Michigan
Herman Miller Corporate Headquarters; Zeeland, Michigan
Muskegon Community College; Muskegon, Michigan
Calvin College; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wooster College; Wooster, Ohio
Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana
Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo, Michigan
Cedar Crest College; Allentown, Pennsylvania
Wabash College; Crawfordsville, Indiana
Andrews University; Berrien Spring, Michigan
Bergsma Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Forsythe Gallery; Ann Arbor, Michigan
Hiscock Gallery; Portsmouth, England
R.A. Gallery; Chicago, Illinois - 1995
Water Street Gallery; Saugatuck, Michigan
Robert Kidd Gallery; Birmingham, Michigan
Ruth Volid Gallery; Chicago, Illinois


Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN 46360
Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MIchigan
Drawform Corporation, Zeeland, Michigan
Butler Institiute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
Sealed Power, Muskegon, Michigan
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
Forsythe Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Hope College, Holland, Michigan
Portsmouth College of Art, Portsmouth, England
Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio
Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
First National City Bank of Detroit, Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
Herman Miller, Inc., Corporate Collection, Zeeland, Michigan
Barber Knapps and Tubbs, Inc., Corporate Collection
Steelcase Corporate Collection, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt and Howlett Collection, Home Life Insurance Building, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hyatt Regency Corporate Collection, Hilton Corporate Collection
United Development Corporate Collection, Chicago, Illinois
Florida Federal Corporate Collection,
Many other Private and Corporate Collections