H. Michael Wieben,
Portugal (born and educated in California, U.S.A.), Received his BFA from
the University of California, Long Beach and attended the Art Students League
in New York City. He studied dance, music and theater (as well as art) and
worked professionally on and off-Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera for 11
His paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the Denver Museum of Art (U.S.A.), and the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art (Porto), the Regional Museums of Óbidos and Sintra, the Contemporary Dance Academy (Setúbal) in Portugal and many private collections throughout the world.
In 1993, he received a Diplomme du Honneur from the Salon XXXVII in Beziers, France and in 2002, he was invited to exhibit in the 1st International Salon of Contemporary Artists - Oeiras, Portugal.
Among his private collectors are Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tom ("Amadeus") Hulce, and the late Richard Burton and Anthony Perkins - each of whom he has done portraits as well. He accepts watercolor portrait commissions.
Mr. Wieben resides in Caxias, Portugal and is a member of ANAP (the National Association of Plastic Artists, Portugal) and Quarto (the Cultural Association of Artists in Cascais, Portugal). He is listed in Arte Guia, the Dictionary of Artists in the Iberian Peninsula.