Dream weaver, tale spinner, portrayer of visions, interpreter of the human spirit, Gerald McDermott is all of these and more. Through his bold, graphic renderings of timeless tales from around the world, McDermott communicates his deep understanding of the transformative power of myth. His work is an evocation of the human quest for unity and completeness.
McDermott's color magic, stylized figures and abstract motifs combine ancient imagery with contemporary design. Creator of over twenty-five books and films, McDermott began studying art when he was admitted to class at one of the nation's finest museums, the Detroit Institute of Arts, when he was just four years old. He continued pursuing his passion for the visual arts at Cass Tech, a public high school for the gifted with an art curriculum based on Bauhaus principles.