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Meet Miguel Malagon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Miguel Malagon.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My story is like that of so many Americans, we came here as immigrants. I was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and immigrated here as a small child. Was introduced to Art as child through reading Marvel comic books, started by tracing the art in the comic books and then progressed from there to drawing my own superhero’s. I received my formal Art training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. And continue that education by painting and drawing from life regularly at the Palette and Chisel and the streets of Chicago, as well as its suburbs.

Please tell us about your art.
I mostly paint in oils, but also do pastels and some watercolors. The subject I paint most is daily life, scenes that we see every day but seldom notice. I paint because it is who I am, if I didn’t paint I feel I would lose myself. I would hope people take with them the sense that the ordinary (daily life and activities) is extraordinary.

As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
Hey if you are doing what you love to do than you are a success! In art as in most jobs one has to look at their work with and honest eye and be able to be self-critical in order to grow and improve.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My work can be viewed on my website, E&S Gallery, Louisville, KY and Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, Hammond, IN. As well as numerous national shows across the country.

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 773-956-5366
  • Email:
  • Instagram: miguelmalagon7667

Image Credit:
Miguel Malagon

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