Artist Member since 2007
12 Works
United States of America

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Michael Meissner Biography

Michael Meissner, Eastern Montana Artist

Michael has family roots in eastern Montana that reach as far back as 1840, and was raised in both eastern and western Montana. He currently makes his home in Glendive, Montana, along the Yellowstone river and adjacent to the spectacular and rugged Montana badlands of Makoshika State Park.

His great-great grandfathers Adam Rasley and Charles Crockett are both buried atop a lonely hillside in Bloomfield, Montana, a nearly forgotten homestead community on the plains of eastern Montana. Many other of his ancestors found their homes in Glendive, Miles City, Circle, Richey and Forsyth, Montana.

He has worked extensively in pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, oils and acrylics in various styles over the years. His work has featured surrealistic themes, as well as landscapes, wildlife scenes, and mixed media articles.

He has more recently settled into developing scenic western, native American and wildlife art themes using acrylics on canvas, antique articles and tanned animal hides, such as rabbit, deer, elk, moose, caribou and buffalo.

Michael also develops computer/ web graphics and graphical artwork, including website layout and design, technical illustrations and business logos. As part of the services offered as a graphical/ commercial artist, Michael also does dye sublimation imprinting of his and customer-provided artwork onto promotional, award and gift items.

His original artwork has been displayed for sale across Montana and in western North Dakota, and can be found in private collections throughout the United States. Some of his work has found its way to Germany, Norway and the islands of Fiji.

Michael is an active member of Dawson County Arts Unlimited (DCAU), located in Glendive, Montana.

He is also affiliated with a number of Montana and national artist sites, including:

Montana Artists
Art Montana
Dawson County Arts
Montana Links
The Western Artist
Fine Art America
Prairie Unique Gift Store
Whooping Crones Gallery, Missoula, Montana
Madison Crossing Gallery, W. Yellowstone, Montana
Dacotah Territory Gallery, Medora, North Dakota

2007 "Buffalo Roam" Art Project
West Yellowstone, Montana
2005 "Hooked on Paddlefish" project
Glendive, Montana