Michael Felber was born in London in 1946, and received an MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1972. He was a master printer of etchings for the Ruth Leaf workshop and the Bob Blackburn workshop in New York City, and for Garner Tullis’ workshop in Santa Cruz, California. He taught printmaking at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of California at Berkeley, Hartnell College, and the San Francisco Museum of Art. After the printmaking chemicals made him ill, he retrained, and worked as an animator for the Flintstones T.V. show, for the feature film: “The Plague Dogs”, and for animated T. V. commercials. Felber then turned to illustration, drawing animals and insects for books, posters, t-shirts, and magazines.
He has exhibited in museums and universities in the U.S. and Europe, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum, the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the Denver Museum of Natural History, and the New York State Museum. Felber has received many awards, and his work is in the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the University of Dallas, the Norton Museum, Hartnell College, and the Permanent Graphics Collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts.