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BIOGRAPHY

MICHAEL PRETTYMAN is a contemporary artist and scholar of comparative religion. He has been a maker his entire life. He is permanently at home in his work, creating a sprawling body of paintings, essays and lectures that bring together his interests in contemporary representational painting within the corpus of world wisdom texts and ideas found in cross-cultural eschatological traditions. Michael’s art practice is concerned with postmodern iterations of classic representational painting as informed by esoteric spiritual practice and study. He pursues his material practice as a meditation, whether it is in drawing, painting or sculpture. He has trained in classical drawing, painting and sculpture at The School of Visual Art, the New York Academy of Art and received advanced instruction in thangka painting at the Tsering School of Art in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has studied Tibetan Buddhist meditation and thangka painting in India, Nepal and in monasteries in Massachusetts and New York. He has a master’s degree in theology from the Harvard Divinity School. He has exhibited drawings and paintings in New York, Hong Kong, Barcelona and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

He has permanent mural installations in the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Gardens, The Bronx Zoo, and St. John’s Church. Michael teaches Religion and the Visual Arts at Hunter College in New York City, and lectures widely on creativity, spiritual practice, mysticism and ideas of the divine. He is currently working on a book about creativity and spiritual practice, as well as body of paintings addressing the Anthropocene Sublime. He lives and works in New York City.

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'BECOMING CONSTANT' - Oil on Canvas'BECOMING CONSTANT' - Oil on Canvas
'TIME FOR ME FLY' - Oil & Acrylic on Wrapping Paper'TIME FOR ME FLY' - Oil & Acrylic on Wrapping Paper
'EVERYTHING YOU KNOW' - Oil on Canvas'EVERYTHING YOU KNOW' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'EVERYTHING YOU KNOW' - Oil on Canvas

Landscape, Oil, Painting

Sale price$8,000.00 USD
'I FLY AWAY' - Oil on Wrapping Paper, Mounted on Panel'I FLY AWAY' - Oil on Wrapping Paper, Mounted on Panel
'HERE COME THE DANCERS''HERE COME THE DANCERS'
'ALL MANNER OF THINGS ARE WELL' - Oil on Canvas'ALL MANNER OF THINGS ARE WELL' - Oil on Canvas
'MALIBU' - Oil on panel'MALIBU' - Oil on panel
Michael Prettyman
'MALIBU' - Oil on panel

Oil, Painting

Sale price$2,250.00 USD
'VISITORS' - Oil on panel'VISITORS' - Oil on panel
Michael Prettyman
'VISITORS' - Oil on panel

Oil, Painting

Sale price$3,000.00 USD
'LEAPER' - Oil on 48'' tondo panel'LEAPER' - Oil on 48'' tondo panel
Michael Prettyman
'LEAPER' - Oil on 48'' tondo panel

Oil, Painting

Sale price$5,500.00 USD
'A WEE PEEPER' - Oil and acrylic on wrapping paper'A WEE PEEPER' - Oil and acrylic on wrapping paper
'CHARLIE' - Oil and acrylic on wrapping paper'CHARLIE' - Oil and acrylic on wrapping paper
'DIVERS' - Watercolor on Cotton Rag Paper'DIVERS' - Watercolor on Cotton Rag Paper
Michael Prettyman
'DIVERS' - Watercolor on Cotton Rag Paper

Figurative, Painting, Watercolor

Sale price$430.00 USD
'JOVE NODS TO JOVE IN EACH OF US''JOVE NODS TO JOVE IN EACH OF US'
Michael Prettyman
'JOVE NODS TO JOVE IN EACH OF US'

Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$1,000.00 USD
'MORE THAN DREAMT''MORE THAN DREAMT'
Michael Prettyman
'MORE THAN DREAMT'

Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$1,200.00 USD
'SHE SMOLDERS''SHE SMOLDERS'
Michael Prettyman
'SHE SMOLDERS'

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$1,000.00 USD
'SPARKS''SPARKS'
Michael Prettyman
'SPARKS'

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$500.00 USD
'STUDY FOR ST. ANNE''STUDY FOR ST. ANNE'
Michael Prettyman
'STUDY FOR ST. ANNE'

Oil, Painting

Sale price$750.00 USD
'KISSES''KISSES'
Michael Prettyman
'KISSES'

Oil, Painting

Sale price$750.00 USD
'INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING' - Oil and Encaustic'INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING' - Oil and Encaustic
Michael Prettyman
'INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING' - Oil and Encaustic

Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$1,000.00 USD
'YOU AND ME AND THE WAR' - Oil on Canvas'YOU AND ME AND THE WAR' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'YOU AND ME AND THE WAR' - Oil on Canvas

Landscape, Oil, Painting

Sale price$6,500.00 USD
'AS FOR ME - I PREFER WITCHES' - Oil on Canvas'AS FOR ME - I PREFER WITCHES' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'AS FOR ME - I PREFER WITCHES' - Oil on Canvas

Landscape, Oil, Painting

Sale price$4,800.00 USD
'TURN IT UP' - Oil'TURN IT UP' - Oil
Michael Prettyman
'TURN IT UP' - Oil

Landscape, Oil, Painting, Visionary

Sale price$8,000.00 USD
'EVERYTHING YOU KNOW' - Oil on Canvas'EVERYTHING YOU KNOW' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'EVERYTHING YOU KNOW' - Oil on Canvas

Landscape, Oil, Painting

Sale price$8,000.00 USD
'AS YOU WERE' - Oil on Canvas'AS YOU WERE' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'AS YOU WERE' - Oil on Canvas

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$1,080.00 USD
'FORGIVENESS' - Oil on Panel'FORGIVENESS' - Oil on Panel
Michael Prettyman
'FORGIVENESS' - Oil on Panel

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$1,200.00 USD
'MY FRIEND APRIL SNOW' - Oil on Canvas'MY FRIEND APRIL SNOW' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'MY FRIEND APRIL SNOW' - Oil on Canvas

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$3,500.00 USD
'ST. ANGER' - Oil on Canvas'ST. ANGER' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'ST. ANGER' - Oil on Canvas

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$3,000.00 USD
'PROBLEMATICO' - Oil on Canvas'PROBLEMATICO' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'PROBLEMATICO' - Oil on Canvas

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$3,500.00 USD
'VICTORIA, VICTORIA' - Oil'VICTORIA, VICTORIA' - Oil
Michael Prettyman
'VICTORIA, VICTORIA' - Oil

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$3,500.00 USD
'GODS OF FOLLY' - Oil on Canvas'GODS OF FOLLY' - Oil on Canvas
Michael Prettyman
'GODS OF FOLLY' - Oil on Canvas

Expressionist, Figurative, Oil, Painting

Sale price$5,500.00 USD