Michael John Straub

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Date of Birth September 23, 1970
Place of Birth Massachusetts
Date of Death Feb 23, 2004 (33)
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Michael John Straub was an artist and printmaker. Originally from Clifton Park, New York 1979–1989 and Amherst, New Hampshire 1971–1979, a 1989 graduate of Shenendehowa High School, he studied at and earned a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Straub created hundreds of unique paintings and thousands of prints and lithographs using a variety of techniques, including abstract and pop art, which he showed at various art museums and galleries in the upstate New York area, including the Albright Knox Art Gallery, as well as several art festivals each year, including Buffalo's Allentown and Elmwood art festivals. Working in the disciplines of woodcut, intaglio, monoprints and lithography, his images often draw comparisons with the semiautomatic techniques and hieroglyphs of Paul Klee, Adolph Gottlieb and Keith Haring.

About Michael John Straub

A prolific painter, printmaker, and lithographer, Straub combined elements of pop art and abstract art in his work.

Before Fame

After graduating from Buffalo State College, he began exhibiting his work at New York's Elmwood and Allentown art festivals.

Achievement

Apart from his work as an artist, he was a drummer, poet, and skateboarder.

Family Life

Born in Massachusetts and raised in New York and New Hampshire, he spent the last years of his life in California. Tragically, he died in his early thirties after suffering an asthma attack that led to sudden heart failure.

Associations

He was influenced by the work of the Swiss-born painter Paul Klee.

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