Armand Merizon Collection 1920-2010

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Ryerson Public Library

Painted from the window of Hefner's Gallery in the old Metz Building on Fulton Street in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. The Metz was torn down in the early 1970's and is now a parking lot. Merizon did a talk at Grand Valley Artists in the early 1990's featuring this painting. He told the group that the reason he painted the yellow umbrella was to hide an ugly hamburger stand that was located right across the street from the gallery. This is a painting of the Ryerson Public Library Building and Park church with the Veteran's Park on the left. From the early 1950's.


Medium: oil on hard board
Location: private collection

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