'Michael Carson was born in 1972 in Minneapolis, MN.  He graduated from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Design in 1996. Influenced by the paintings of Toulouse Lautrec, John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, Malcolm Liepke, and Milt Kobayashi, Michael Carson is primarily a figurative Artist who likes to tell a story. His figures usually find themselves in bars, nightclubs, cafes, and jazz clubs; even at home in intimate settings...'