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Artist of the moment…..Maxwell Mays

Harry Maxwell Mays was born in Providence, Rhode Island in the year 1918. His father was the inventor of the metal pen clip and ran his own company called Mays Manufacturing Company. Years later Maxwell Mays would serve as Treasurer of this company before the family sold it.

As a child he began taking art lessons at the Rhode Island School of Design. Mays would go on to attend college at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $18,000.

Mays began pursuing a painting career after being stationed in Brazil during World War Two. An art collector who was a naval officer enjoyed his work and this relationship lead to art shows around the country.

Mays worked in oils and watercolor.

Below a brief clip showing the 300 acre estate of Maxwell Mays that was turned into a refuge for animals:

Maxwell Mays passed away in 2009 at the age of 91 years of age.

Whilst serving his country one job of his was to produce maps. This would help develop his style so that he rendered landscapes from a birdseye view.