Mark Staff Brandl

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist and Art Historian
Location US and, Switzerland
Introduction Mark Staff Brandl aka “Dr Great Art” is an artist and art historian known for his "mongrel art": hybrids of installation and sequential paintings and drawings, incorporating lecture-performances. Born in 1955 near Chicago, he has lived in Switzerland since 1988. He studied art, art history, aesthetics and literary theory at the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Columbia Pac. University, and received his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Zurich in 2011. He is Associate Professor of Art History Emeritus at the Art Academy of Liechtenstein and Higher Professional College for Art in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Brandl is active internationally as an artist since 1980, has won various awards, had many publications and had numerous exhibitions. His shows include galleries and museums in the US, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Egypt, the Caribbean. His philosophy book for Bloomsbury Press for the titled 'A Philosophy of Visual Metaphor in Contemporary Art' has recently been published