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maxwell bates

maxwell bates




Canadian RCA, ASA, CGP, CSGA, CSPWC [1906-1980]

Born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1906, Maxwell Bates was a painter, printmaker and architect.
He is considered, along with W.L. Stevenson, an innovator of Expressionism in Canada.
Bates was a p.o.w. in Germany, where he made drawings from scraps ("Wilderness of Days").
After the war, he resumed his work as an architect in Calgary, designing St. Mary’s Cathedral.
He then went to New York and studied with Max Beckmann and Abraham Rattner.
He is often regarded as the finest modern figure portrayist in Canada.
His mediums included oil, watercolour, chalk, and pen and ink. He retired to Victoria in 1962.
His work has been exhibited in London, Paris, & Tokyo.

A small portfolio of Maxwell Bates:
circus people figures at a table parade at a graveyard mother and boy kindergarten
yellow reception chess players family56 french town clown school children still life
paris cafe card players rooster and hen farm evening midway boys actresses canadian couple
rithet's swamp still life with figure washer women modern olympia 3 beggar kings bates mother
dali painting a landscape two women church at nice another reception odalisque2
odalisque3