Michael Prodanou is an architect who received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1959 from the University of Toronto. After having a successful architectural practice in the USA, Europe, and the Mid-east, he has been drawing and painting figures in charcoal and oil since 1998. He has taken workshops with Cynthia Packard, Jim Peters, and Robert Henry in Provincetown Massachusetts at the Fine Arts Work Center.
Prodanou is an admirer of the Bay Area figurative painters David Park, Nathan Olivera, Richard Diebenkorn, and Elmer Bischoff. He also admires the work of the German Expressionists, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.
He has shown his work at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Schoolhouse Gallery, and at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery at the Fine Arts Work Center.
His goal is to explore the possibilities of combining strong color and loose brush stroke, using the human figure as his basic subject matter. He lives in Florida and MA., where he maintains his painting studios.