Eclectic Rhythms: The Artists of Huntington, West Virginia

In 2021 The Huntington Museum of Art published “Eclectic Rhythms: The Artists of Huntington, West Virginia 1871-Present,” a new art reference book that contains nearly 600 biographies of artists of every type who made their home in the city at some point during their careers. The book is dedicated to noted art historian Chris Petteys (1927-2006), who authored the groundbreaking work titled "Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900."

As is the case with any biographical dictionary, there are always individuals who were overlooked, inadvertently omitted, or unknown at the time of the publication. This page will be updated regularly to include biographical information on additional artists as they are brought to light. Please check back regularly to see if there have been any updates. Do you want to submit a biography? If so, please send an email to [email protected].

Fiffe, Michael A.

Artist and painter Michael A. Fiffe (b. 1973) is known locally as the “Dot Man” for the intricate work he creates using Sharpies. He had his first sale show in 2006 at Java Joint, and has had his work selected for inclusion in the miniature exhibitions organized at the Renaissance Gallery (2009) and in a solo display at the Cabell County Public Library (2009) in Huntington. SOURCE: Huntington Herald-Dispatch (November 23, 2009).