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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Paul Maxwell

Paul Maxwell
Paul Maxwell (1925- ) was born in Frost Prairie, Arkansas. He received a degree in art from Principia College in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1950. He also studied at Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California, in Lausanne, Switzerland, and at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, where he was an art instructor.

Maxwell founded the Contemporary Arts Foundation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was commissioned to create sculptures for Will Rogers International Airport in that city.

He has created murals at the Dupont Center in Irvine, California, the Security Life Building in Denver, Colorado, as well as the Dallas Apparel Mart in Dallas, Texas. The 60' x 150' mural in Dallas was a backdrop for the MGM film classic Logan's Run.

Maxwell is a painter, printmaker and sculptor, but he is best known for a patented printmaking technique which was named after him. Maxwell pochoir is similar to serigraphy; however, it uses a unique acrylic molding paste which permits work in a heavy, precisely controlled relief that can be applied to various surfaces, including paper, canvas, wood. This process uses techniques and materials that make possible a substantial relief element in printmaking (allowing for a much greater three-dimensionality than had ever been possible before in any printmaking medium.

Maxwell's works are exhibited in corporate collections and in museums, including the Dallas Museum of Art, DeCordova Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Oklahoma Art Center, University of Texas Museum of Fine Arts and Smith College Museum.

Abstract Still Life with Bottles, 1964
Transition II, 1966
Shunning Color, 1967
Troika I, 1969
Vignette, 1970
Junction, 1971
Portal, date unknown
Blue, White & Green, date unknown
Wall Piece, date unknown
White Sphere with Yellow, date unknown

1 comment:

  1. If I had a spare $12,000 lying around, that first one would be hanging on my wall.