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Paul Maxwell "Bridge" 1984



A nice work by the noted American artist Paul Maxwell (b 1925.) This work is signed titled and dated on the back Bridge 1984. A brief biography of the artist follows from askart: Biography from the Archives of askART Awards: First Prize in the 1953 Houston Annual, the Onderdonk Memorial Award in 1954 from the Witte Museum in San Antonio, TX, First Prize at the 1955 Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa; a one man exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, and many others. Information courtesy of Stephanie Reeves Biography from the Archives of askART Born in Frost Prairie, AR on Sept. 17, 1925. After graduating from Principia College in Illinois, Maxwell moved to southern California and did graduate work at Claremont College. He currently lives in San Diego. Exh: Calif. Watercolor Society, 1951. Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940" Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here. Biography from American Design Ltd. Paul Maxwell, American, Contemporary Painter Not only had Paul Maxwell established himself as an artist of national importance, but, more importantly, he was one of the few artists who has developed a new medium for his art. This process, called "stencil-casting," has been patented by Maxwell, (making him one of the few living artists to have his own patented medium). Stencil-casting is a unique process, similar in some respects to silkscreening. The process permited Maxwell to work in a heavy, precisely-controlled relief on any appropriate surface, including paper, vinyl, wood or fabric. A unique aspect of stencil-casting is that it literally has no size limit. The artist, therefore, is not restricted to those dimensions which characterize most traditional media. Paul Maxwell was a sculptor, painter, and printmaker in several other media. In addition to producing art, Maxwell was vitally interested in art education and has produced an art oriented television series. He founded the Contemporary Arts Foundation in Oklahoma City which has been an important influence on the cultural scene in the Southwest. The artist's monumental wall mural in the Dallas Apparel Mart, fondly called the "Max Wall," was used as the backdrop for a major movie, "Logan's Run," set in the 23rd Century. Maxwell's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, with pieces in numerous corporate and private collections. Read Less.


  • Creator
    Paul Maxwell (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor paint loss and touched up spots on the high and low areas.
  • Seller Location
    Palm Springs, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83507541243

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About Paul Maxwell (Artist)

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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