Michael Stack

Contemporary Orange-Toned Abstract Figurative Female Nude Portrait Painting 1997



Mixed media on foam board


Orange-toned abstract figurative work by contemporary Missouri artist Michael Stack. The work features a light cream and silver silhouette of a headless female body set against an orange ombre background. Currently hung in a metallic silver frame.

Artist Biography

Born in 1941 in Chicago, where many of his extended Irish-American family still live, Michael Stack graduated with a B.A. in art from the University of Illinois and received an M.F.A. from the University of Florida. He lived and worked as an artist in Houston, Chicago and in Kansas City for years. He also taught art at various schools, including a residency in Foundations at the Kansas City Art Institute. One of Stack’s last major bodies of work was the “Eagleman” series of paintings and works on paper, a personal response to the 9/11 tragedy, which he exhibited at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in 2013. He also created numerous sculptures, works on paper and paintings of people dancing. A major example of the latter hangs in Grünauer restaurant in the Crossroads. Stack was well-known as a consultant to designers and architects in Kansas City, such as the late Cary Goodman. He created color schemes and architectural elements for the interiors of many well-known buildings and individual homes throughout the region, including a more than 300-square-foot mural for Gould Evans Goodman and a polychrome steel sculpture at 2345 Grand for the Hines Corporation. On June 1, 2018, Michael Stack died from complications following a fall.

Dimensions With Frame

H 61 in x W 37.38 in x D 0.88 in

Dimensions Without Frame

H 59.13 in. x W 35.75 in.
Contemporary Orange-Toned Abstract Figurative Female Nude Portrait Painting 1997