Isle Royale Reflection
"My residency on Isle Royale was life changing. I expect it may have been that for some of the other artists that have stayed there as well. Two profound things stand out in my mind from that experience which I will relate here.
About the Artist
Clyde was an Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence from August 31st to September 20th, 2001. Though technically he is not a Yooper (he was born in Detroit), he grew up in Calumet and both of his parents were born in the Copper Country, so he considers himself a native. And, though he has lived out of the area at various times, when it came to settling down, here was the only place that made sense. He graduated from Calumet High School, and the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree back in 1976. While he has been in and out of many fields over the years, none of which he considered a serious vocation, he was working as an artist as well. Finally, he is at a point where he works as an artist full time.
Over the years he has had a number of shows and his work is privately owned across the country. He has also taught classes in many different art mediums in several different venues locally. He has a studio in Calumet, Michigan where he lives, as well as one in his home and he continues to work daily.
Last updated: December 26, 2019