Malcolm West - Biography

Born in 1945, raised in New York's Long Island, Malcolm West attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he later worked as a freelance illustrator. After coming to the west to San Francisco, he worked in the related fields of illustration and art direction, while continuing his love of painting. He Has had one-man shows in the US and Mexico, and his watercolors are collected in the US, Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, and Norway. After living and painting on the Mendocino Coast for several years, he lived inland in the uncommonly lovely Anderson Valley of California, where he was able to paint and draw full time. After a long struggle with throat cancer he passed away in the spring of 2014, after signing and dating hi last drawing.