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Iconic Detroit artist Charles McGee has died

Charles McGee, an iconic Detroit artist known for his bold, abstract murals and sculptures throughout the city, has died.

He was 96.

Anthony Curis of the Library Street Collective, which represented McGee in recent years, confirms to Metro Times that the artist died Thursday evening.

  • Lee DeVito
  • Detroit Metro Times

When MT interviewed McGee in 2017, he said his journey as an artist started when he was just a boy working on a sharecropper’s farm in South Carolina.

“I noticed how the snakes move. And how the days would be longer but very exciting,” he said. “You’d stand there and look at a cow, and…

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