This is a website presenting the work of Michael Ramseur.
Ramseur worked in the field of human services for twenty-four years, with most of that time spent in acute psychiatric units. He was Director of Social Services at Baldpate Hospital in Georgetown, MA. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Simmons College School of Social Work.
A pastel artist, Ramseur has focused on a range of subjects, including riders on the MVTA subway system in Boston, the textile mills in the Merrimack Valley, and Danvers State Hospital. Ramseur has been drawing and writing about Danvers since 1986. He has been in numerous group and one-man art shows in Boston and the surrounding region. He has appeared on NECN in the context of USA film production, "Session 9", in which he was interviewed, with photographer Jeremy Barnard and Sculptor Andrew Chulyk, in the DVD featurette "The Haunted Palace". Ramseur had a commissioned drawing on the St. Elizabeth Hospital published in the April, 1999 issue of The New Yorker magazine in connection with an article on John Hinckley, Jr. by Elsa Walsh titled "Strange Love".