Dwight Mackintosh

Dwight Mackintosh (1906-1999) began making artwork late in life and after spending over 55 years in institutions. Mackintosh lost little time in making up for the late start, and generated multitudes of drawings, paintings, prints and ceramics during his career at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA. Dwight’s work is characterized by repetitive flowing text and “x-ray” views of loosely drawn, yet tightly composed male figures. His work also includes trains, buses, angels, and an idiosyncratic documentation illustrating before-and-after views of tonsillectomy surgery. Mackintosh’s work has been exhibited internationally and most recently at ABCD Collection, Paris, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.

Untitled (Profile), 1997, ink on paper
Untitled (Figure with hands), 1998, ink on paper
Untitled (Text), 1997, ink on paper