Lee Mullican was born in 1919 in Chickasha, Oklahoma and died in Los Angeles in
1998. Upon his graduation from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1942, Mullican was
drafted into the army, serving four years as a topographical draughtsman before moving
to San Francisco in 1946.
After winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959, he spent a year painting in Rome before returning to Los Angeles where he joined the UCLA Art Department in 1961, keeping his position for nearly 30 years. He divided the later part of his life between his homes in Los Angeles and Taos, traveling internationally and co-organizing exhibitions at UCLA. A retrospective spanning fifty years of the artist’s work was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2005.
Mullican is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.
Marc Selwyn Fine Art has a diverse program which includes estates and established artists as well as mid career and emerging talent. The gallery takes an interdisciplinary approach and an international perspective, exhibiting artists from the United States and Europe working in photography, ceramics, installation, painting and other media.
The gallery has exhibited and represents important 20th Century photographers who are pioneers in their medium, including, Richard Misrach, Peter Hujar and William Wegman. Many of the gallery's more established artists working in painting, drawing and sculpture such as Mel Bochner, Barry Le Va, Allen Ruppersberg, and Michelle Stuart are characterized by a minimal or conceptual aesthetic, while exhibitions of younger artists have been more varied and experimental.
The gallery also has an active presence on the secondary market and often exhibits a selection of modern masters with an emphasis on works on paper, by such artists as Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin and Robert Mangold. In February 2014, Marc Selwyn Fine Art relocated to a newly renovated space in Beverly Hills.
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