Michael was born smiling, during the second round of the biggest fight in history, when Ali met Frazier for the first time as two undefeated champions in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Raised in Las Vegas. Nevada. The son of a Holocaust Survivor turned exotic dancer and a WWII fighter pilot turned cab driver. He spent his early years as a thoughtless young lout, badly in need of a good ass kicking. At the age of 17 his father signed the permission slip so he could enter the Marine Corps. It was during a 19-mile hump up a very steep hill that he decided to live with passion, purpose, integrity, and a sense of humor. He went on to receive a BA from Marquette University in 1992 and has had his work shown throughout the United States.
His work has been covered in Ad-busters Magazine, Punk-Planet Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, and Jazz Now Magazine. He has been awarded grants from The Office of the Mayor, San Francisco, and the Bill Graham Foundation. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
Art Bar Owner, Artist