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|Immigrating to the United States from the Bahamas, Maxwell Taylor has
had a 30-year career as a senior designer for the Bahamian Pottery, and
the Chelsea Pottery in the Bahamas. He currently (2008) lives in
Orangeburg, South Carolina.|
His work includes woodcuts, ceramics, linoleum prints and
watercolors. He has also been an illustrator for authors and for
traveling international shows of the Printmaking Workshop of New
York. Many of his pieces have African American figure and genre
subjects such as laborers working in fields.
He has been a teacher of hundreds of persons of all ages, children,
teenagers and adults at the New York Cultural Affairs Jacob Riis
Community Center in Harlem at the Children's Arts Carnival, and in
Beaufort, South Carolina with the Mobile Arts Program.
Currently he travels back and forth between the two countries and also
travels to Europe. He graduated from St. Francis Xaviers Senior School.
His art education includes the Nassau Academy
of Fine Arts with Don Russell; The Chelsea Pottery in the Bahamas with
David Rawnsley; the Art Students League in New York City; and The Pratt
Graphic Center in New York. Among his teachers were Robert
Delamonica in Etching, George Brackman in Painting and Composition,
Robert Hale in Anatomy and Drawing, Seong Moy in Silkscreen and
Woodcuts, Alex Katz in Sculpture, and Richard Mayhew in Painting.
Exhibition venues include Kent State University, South Carolina State
College, Mexico Olympic Games in 1968, and City Without Walls in Newark, New Jersey.
Recognition includes the Marvin Newman Memorial Scholarship, the
Henrietta Trotter Memorial Purchase Award and Best in Show by the
Savannah, Georgia Art Association Arts Festival.
Noreen Brooks, Bronx, New York
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