Mary Kline Misol

Des Moines, IA

Artist's Statement

I am an independent artist from Des Moines, Iowa. I received my BFA and MFA degrees from Drake University. I have shown my work extensively in regional shows and have worked in a widening circle of private and public collections in the Midwest. Public collections include: Sprint Corporation in Kansas City, The Iowa Clinic, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Maytag Company, Grinnell College, ING USA Annuity and Life, Boone Community College, Sioux City Art Center, Farm Bureau of Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Hotel Pattee in Perry.

My imagery revolves around figurative subjects, compositions, botanicals, and landscapes. My still life works incorporate ethnic objects, such as puppets and ceramic figures, that I personify with their placement in the compositions. I strive for a portrait like quality in my figurative works. I am influenced by literature, myth and poetry and I draw on all three for inspiration. My botanicals include the indigenous flora and fauna that grow and thrive in my woods.

Iowa Artisans Gallery is now representing Mary Kline Misol for our corporate clients!

Ms. Misol’s corporate commissioned works are in the collections of –

  • The World Food Prize
  • Dubuque Museum of Art
  • Brunnier Art Museum
  • Iowa State University
  • Sioux City Art Museum
  • Sprint Corporation
  • Iowa Clinic
  • Hotel Pattee
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics
  • Dupont Pioneer
  • Mary Greely Hospital

Mary’s imagery revolves around figurative subjects, compositions, botanicals, and landscapes. Her still life works incorporate ethnic objects, such as puppets and ceramic figures, that personify with their placement in the compositions. Mary strives for a portrait like quality in her figurative works. Her work is influenced by literature, myth and poetry and draw on all three for inspiration. Mary’s botanicals include the indigenous flora and fauna that grow and thrive in my woods.