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Paul Maxwell
Geometric Early Abstract Landscape Painting

1959

$4,500

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Geometric abstract mid-Century painting featuring cool green-blues accented with pops of red, yellow, pink and lavender. Framed in substantial wood. Signed and dated by artist in 1959 this a very early work by Paul Maxwell. Artist Biography: Paul Maxwell was born in Frost Prairie on September 17, 1925. When Maxwell was nine, the family moved to Bastrop, Louisiana, where he completed high school. Maxwell went on to graduate from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, in 1950 with a BA in art, followed by graduate work at Claremont College in California. Maxwell was a modern artist and sculptor who developed a technique for using stencils to create thickly textured and layered surfaces, as well as objects he patented as “stencil casting” but that later became known as “Maxwell Pochoir.” He was also known for creating the “Max Wall” in the West Atrium of the Dallas Apparel Mart; though demolished in 2006, it can be seen as a backdrop in the science-fiction movie Logan’s Run. His work is highly abstract and often consists of some kind of grid—a form that is non-hierarchical and illustrates a major theme of his work. Maxwell died on July 10, 2015.

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  • Creation Year
    1959
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 37.75 in. (95.89 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: AL0000.3341stDibs: LU55132037973

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About the Artist

Paul Maxwell

Paul Maxwell was born in Frost Prairie, Arkansas, in 1925. When Maxwell was nine, the family moved to Bastrop, Louisiana, where he completed high school. Maxwell went on to graduate from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, in 1950 with a BA in art, followed by graduate work at Claremont College in California. Maxwell was a modern artist and sculptor who developed a technique for using stencils to create thickly textured and layered surfaces, as well as objects he patented as “stencil casting” but that later became known as “Maxwell Pochoir.” He was also known for creating the “Max Wall” in the West Atrium of the Dallas Apparel Mart; although demolished in 2006, it can be seen as a backdrop in the science-fiction movie Logan’s Run. His work is highly abstract and often consists of some kind of grid — a form that is non-hierarchical and illustrates a major theme of his work. Maxwell died in 2015. (Biography provided by Reeves Antiques)
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