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Artwork by Michael McCleve

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About the Artist

(1946-1993)  Michael McCleve’s mixed percentage is Scotch-Irish and American Indian (Creek/ Cherokee). He was born in Medford, Oregon; moving to Prescott, Arizona in 1948 where he made his first efforts as art work.  In high school he fashioned his first metal sculptures and upon entering Glendale Community College, he worked in drawing and painting.

In 1970 he began his long terms association with Paolo Soleri at Soleri’s Paradise Valley Studio.  There he supervised and assisted in the construction of a large metal sculpture commission for the Phoenix Civic Center.

David Smith was the largest influence on McCleve’s sculpture. McCleve chose to work with metals, often found objects, which he modified and painted.

McCleve’s exhibits include the Arizona Annual at the Phoenix Art Museum, the Yuma Fine Arts Association Traveling Exhibit, the Scottsdale National Indian Arts Exhibit, Sculpture I at the Heard Museum and one-man shows at Darinos Gallery in 1967, at the Memorial Union Gallery, Arizona State University, the Scottsdale Civic Center Gallery (1971), Glendale Community College, Arizona; University of California at Davis at the C.N. Gorman Museum and at the Lambert-Miller Gallery (1982, 1983).