Michael Dennis

(American | Canadian, born 1941)

Michael Dennis creates figurative sculptures in cedar wood and bronze. He states, "I try to capture the essence of human gesture from a tree using only the minimum definition required."

Born in Los Angeles, Michael Dennis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1963. He earned a PhD in neurophysiology from Stanford University in California in 1967. He served as a professor of neurophysiology at University College London (in England) and at the University of California Medical Center. In 1980, Dennis moved to Denman Island, part of the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada, and dedicated himself to art.