(1918 - 2009)
Maxwell Mays was active/lived in Rhode Island. Maxwell Mays is known for New England scene painting-landscape, nostalgia.
Biography Maxwell Mays
Born in Rhode Island and a product of the Rhode Island School of
Design, Maxwell Mays began his painting career seriously when he was
stationed in Recife, Brazil during World War II.
discovered by an art collector from Colorado who was a U.S. Naval
Officer. They became friends and this resulted in his first shows,
which were at the Colorado Springs Museum and the Denver Art
Museum. Returning to peace time, not having set foot in New
England in five years, he saw the once familiar scenes in a new light
and painted enthusiastically.
Eighteen pictures made up his
first show at Ferargil Gallery in New York City. Fredric Newlin
Price, the director, had previously sponsored Grant Wood, Thomas Hart
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