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Michael James Plautz

 (born 1943)
Michael James Plautz is active/lives in Minnesota, Wisconsin / France, Italy.  Michael Plautz is known for architecture, watercolor painting, photographs. scultpure.

Biography   Michael James Plautz

At one time drawing was the essential skill that separated artists from the rest of us, but no more. Now some big-buck artists can barely scribble. Still, there's something mesmerizing about the ability to make faces and places appear on a page using nothing more than a pencil, a chunk of chalk or a wash of tinted water. To some it comes as a gift, like a musician's perfect pitch or an athlete's superb coordination. But it's also a skill that can be learned and improved through a lifetime of practice.

Somewhere in that continuum from innate talent to bloody hard work stands Minneapolis architect Michael Plautz, 68, whose marvelous drawings were published this month in Draw: Quotidian Lines (Octane Press, Austin, Texas, $40).Displaying 750 of 5737 characters.

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