Michael Massee Art Works

About the


Michael Massee

Michael Massee


BORN: 1937
BIRTHPLACE: Corvallis, Oregon
    B.A. Portland State University 1960
    M.F.A. Rutgers University 1984
    Mason Gross School Of The Arts

MARRIED: Carol Rosenfeld 1970
SON: Jules 1971
I started my professional life as an actor but gravitated to theatrical design as it paid better. This eventually led to my working Off-Broadway, On-Broadway, in regional theatre, in film and television and finally as an instructor in scenic design at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. I retired in 2003 in order to concentrate on my artwork.

I have had no formal art training. All of my education in art has been through the world of theatre. My boxes are often compared to the models of stage settings I have designed. With my paintings, at least at the moment of this writing, I find my self using traditional scenic background techniques.

INFLUENCES: LIFE Magazine, Walt Disney, Salvador Dali and my grandmother.

2024 Michael Massee