Michael Todd

Born 1935
Hometown Chicago, IL
Lives and Works Los Angeles, CA
BFA, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, 1959
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1961

Michael Todd Gallery Art

Marina Ochakoff Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA

Whitney Museum, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D.C., MD
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

Drawing inspiration from tribal African art and Japanese Zen traditions, the artist Michael Todd creates sculpture in a variety of materials, influenced by Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism. In Tantric Circle VII (1985), for instance, organic forms pierce the large circle, with the painted steel components seeming precariously bound together. As the artist himself has stated, "I try to humanize geometry and minimalism to give it emotional weight." Todd has seen his work exhibited in a number of private and public collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum.
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