About Michael Wilkinson
Michael Wilkinson was born in Oakland, California in 1949. He graduated from high school at the height of the Vietnam War and enlisted in the Air Force where he served as an illustrator in Japan. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in architectural engineering and worked for the architect Olof Dahlstrand in Carmel, California.
In 1979 he left architecture to pursue his passion for sculpture. He moved to New York City to study at the Students' Art League with Robert Beverly Hale and Gustav Rehberger and at the New York Academy of Art with Elliott Goldfinger. In the early 1980's, Wilkinson started to exhibit his work in galleries in New York and Carmel. Since then, he has had numerous one-man gallery shows and has become one of the most collected artists of our time. Michael Wilkinson's sculptures are treasured additions to many private and public art collections and are exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide.