In 1974 Terry L. Dickinson left his position as a high school math instructor and began his art career painting murals in downtown Bay City, Michigan to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial. From September of ’74 to July of ’76 he had completed over fifty images of both local and national history.
In 1978 the Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth, Michigan paid his way to Germany to study the murals that brighten the landscape of southern Bavaria. Over the next several years Dickinson rendered more than two hundred images in the Frankenmuth community.
Though he had no formal training in art when he began painting murals he has regularly enrolled in enrichment courses at a number of workshops, seminars and colleges art courses.
Dickinson has exhibited in serveral international juried shows and was awarded recognition in the 2003 Northeast Michigan Artist’ Juried Exhibition at the Jesse Besser Museum in Alpena, Michigan, and received several award at the Artcenter in Traverse City including top honors in portraits.
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