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Dan McCleary



MFA Drawing + Painting

Dan McCleary is an American artist, and founder and executive director of Art Division, a nonprofit organization offering professional arts training and academic and career support to young adults in the underserved MacArthur Park community in Los Angeles.
The subject of McCleary's paintings, drawings and prints is individuals, often alone and rendered life-size, engaged in daily activities at home, the office, a hair salon or restaurant. Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight has called McCleary "among the finest figurative painters working today." "McCleary is the David Hockney of ordinary moments," wrote Los Angeles Magazine.