Dirk B.G. Dirksen
who by there tireless effort and dedication
possible in bringing forth into the public
consciousness the works of
G. Mark Mulleian.
grant this to be public domain,
Mulleian images on this Website are in the public domain, all paintings, and
drawings. Including any written articles on the artist is available for public
use. Please credit author.
programmer and writer Robert F. Arbegast designed
and built this website (www.
mulleian.com) in dedication
paintings. The website
was uploaded to the world wide web in the
for the sole purpose
of serving as a
gallery and museum for G.
Mark Mulleians work and original media archival
articles and biographical
material that followed
the artists career starting from 1969.
Mulleian is self thought and started
drawing and painting
at the age of five. However,
his works became progressively
more controversial throughout the 1970s and 80s,
and by the age of twenty-two,
he was thought by
many to be ahead of his time.
1973, The Advocate (the biggest national political
gay newspaper in the U.S.) published one of the biggest
feature stories on
an individual of its day. Written by freelance writer Brian Jennings,
the article drew national attention
fan mail throughout
the U.S. Reiterating Mulleians status as
an already established
artist in San Francisco, the cover
story was two full pages dedicated to Mulleian's
art, his lifestyle, and his controversial
relating to human rights and individual
sexual expression in an era in which the Gay Culture was
still very much underground.
It was in this area of homosexual expression
that Mulleian's outspoken views drew the attention of
the FBI to the front door of the artist's studio
in an investigation into his controversial and challenging commentary
on aspects of fundamental social values during the
Nixon era and shortly after the death of J. Edgar
Hoover in 1972.
weeks after the Advocate story broke, a similar
two-page cover feature would appear in the European equivalent of the Advocate,
the German magazine Him, a monthly periodical reaching
a wide audience in Belgium, Denmark, England, Italy, the Netherlands,
Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the United States.
Mulleian was twenty-three years old.
Mark Mulleian continues to deliver his message to the
nation as an antinuclear activist, a point of view best exemplified in
his best known work, Dies Irae, along with several other of his paintings
depicting environmental catastrophe, all of which have aired extensively
on Free Speech TV, Satellite Dish Network and
Direct TV since 2005, reaching 40 million homes nationwide, and is carried
on 183 Cable access stations nationally.
quote author Leonard Roy Frank, (who first discovered
Mulleian in 1969), His work not only reflects reality as it is, but it
anticipates the reality that is to be; he expresses his true desire:
to bring to consciousness in other people human possibilitys.
In that sense, his work is controversial; it challenges the status quo.
In the end, it is the status quo he is not satisfied with.
material and other information on the artist is constantly
being added, whether from the past, or from developing
events as they occur. For
more on the artist go to artist
biography on the home page.
author and curator Paul Deegan