Artist Biographical Information
John Kolb McIver (b. 1930) was born in Jacksonville, FL. After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, he returned to Jacksonville where he taught himself to paint with watercolors and in turn taught others at the Jacksonville Art Museum. He moved to Evansville, IN in 1967 where he lived until 1975, and then he lived in Grandville, MI before settling in Hickory, NC in the 1990's. McIver worked in a representational style until 1993 when he started producing abstract pieces. At a 2005 exhibit at Charlotte's Modern Eye Gallery, he was described as "renowned for his previous work in watercolor, for which he has been awarded many honors. In this current body of work, he turns his expression to collage, and crafts energy-filled canvases of color, light, and texture. His work is reminiscent of delicate Japanese-inspired textiles." (Carolina Arts, May 2006)
Date of Acquisition
32" x 40"
Mary Ann & Shep Bryan Collection