Lee Mullican
gouache ink on paper, 1964 18x24"

 

Lee Mullican
gouache ink on paper, 1964 18x24"

 

Lee Mullican

Born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, Lee Mullican was born on December 2, 1919 . He began his art stuies at the University of Oklahoma followed with studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.

With the onset of World War II, Mullican was drafted into the Army and stationed in Hawaii and Japan. Through Army friend, Jack Stauffacher, Mullican was introduced to Wolfgang Paalen's publication DYN.

After Mulilcan and Stauffacher were discharged frm the Army, it was Stauffacher who invited Mullican to move to San Francisco. Through a serendipitous meeting, Stauffacher introduced Mullican to the Onslow Fords and later to the San Francisco art community, including Wolfgang Paalen. Mullican, Paalen, and the Onslow Fords formed a collaborative artistic circle, culminating with the Dynaton exhibition in 1951 at the Museum of Art in San Francisco. It was there that Alexandre and Rose Rabow met these artist.