|Intro||American artist (1922-2006)|
|A.K.A.||Michael Ponce De Leon, Michael Ponce de Léon|
|Was||Painter Artist Printmaker|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||1922, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA|
|Death||2006 (aged 84 years)|
Michael Ponce de Leon (1922-2006) was an American printmaker and painter.
Ponce de Leon was born on July 4, 1922 in Miami, Florida. His early life and education was in Mexico City. There he studied at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of Mexico City. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Forces. After the war he located in New York City where he studied at the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design, and the School of the Brooklyn Museum.
In 1966 he had a solo exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. In 1967 Ponce de Leon received a of Guggenheim Fellowships
Ponce de Leon taught at a variety of colleges and universities from 1953 through 1977 including the Art Students League, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Hunter College, New York University, the Pratt Graphic Art Center, and Vassar College. His prints and paintings are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Walker Art Center.
Ponce de Leon died in Mexico in 2006.