Charles McGee was born in Clemson, South Carolina.McGee is an artist whose paintings, assemblages and sculptures are in prestigious national and international collections. His works are on permanent display at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. His work is installed in public settings, primarily in the William Beaumont Hospital of Royal Oak, Michigan and the Broadway People Mover station. McGee studied under artist Guy Palazzola at the Society of Arts and Crafts (now the College for Creative Studies). He founded his own school, the Charles McGee School of Art in 1969. With a volunteer staff, he taught children and adults until the school closed in 1974. He spent 18 years teaching art at Eastern Michigan University and at the University of Michigan. For his career as an artist and educator, College for Creative Studies recently awarded him with an honorary doctorate.
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