Winter Beach, 1979

Michael Dailey
(American, born 1938, died 2009)

Location: University of Washington, Seattle


This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.


Michael Dailey was an influential Seattle-based abstract artist and professor. In his own words, "I change and rework a painting over and over again until it feels right ... The image changes many times as the painting evolves and I quite literally don't know where I am going until I get there."
Born in Iowa, Dailey received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Iowa in 1960 and 1963. He served as Professor of Art at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1963-1998. His works are collected by many museums and public collections. These include the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., and the Seattle Art Museum. The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon exhibited a retrospective of his work in 2008.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions4 ft 6 1/2 in x 6 ft 3 1/2 in
ID NumberWSAC1981.023.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyUniversity of Washington
Artwork LocationUniversity of Washington
Art Building (ART), Room 102 (1915 Chelan Lane, Seattle)
WA CountyKing
Site TypeUniversity
Address15th Ave. NE, between NE Pacific St. and NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Geo. Coordinates47.658512 | -122.306586
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