Mitchell Lee Kolbe hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. He has worked professionally as an artist since age fifteen. As a senior in high school he was one of ten chosen nationally to receive the Art Merit Scholarship in 1973, to study at the prestigious Art Students League of New York City. After completing his studies at the league in 1976, he had his first one-man show in Charlotte, N.C.
Work soon followed in the field of graphics, illustration, murals, sculpture and fine art. By 1980 Mitchell was doing less commercial work and concentrating more on fine art and sculpture. Works include, paintings for the Florida State Governors Club, restoration work of the Atlanta Cyclorama, murals at Kennedy Space center, and Universal Studio’s, Sculptures for the 1996 Summer Olympic games, and Disney’s EPCOT Center.
Kolbe’s work can be found in the collection of the Arch Bishop Of Constantinople, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Antonio Bandares, Shands Hospital, and Richard Kessler. Kolbe’s fine art easel paintings can be purchased at the Grand Bohemian Art Galleries, at Grand Bohemian Hotels, in Asheville, NC, Savannah, GA, Birmingham, AL, St. Augustine, FlL and soon in Greenville, SC.
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