Reviews

Dr. Louis A. Zona

Executive Director | The Butler Institute of American Art

American art has always placed a premium on the strong narrative. From the early historical paintings of Benjamin West to the sentimental genre works of the late 19th century master, Winslow Homer, the art of the United States has been about wonderful stories and dramatic subject matter. In the Twentieth Century, the realist tradition continues through the neo-modern approach to everyday subjects by the so called Ashcan School group through the social commentary of the American Scene painters of the Great Depression. But clearly, American realist art in the twentieth century is dominated by the extraordinary talent of Edward Hopper whose purely American subjects are portrayed with both style and brilliant technique. But the war years would bring about an era of abstraction as the narrative tradition took a temporary back seat to pure form and spontaneous emotional brushstroke.

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Dr. Louis A. Zona

Executive Director | The Butler Institute of American Art

According to Dr. Louis A. Zona, Director of The Butler Institute of American Art, “Peter Maier’s paintings do exactly what the greatest art in history has done to its viewers. It stops us in our tracks and then proceeds to fill our eyes and minds with extraordinary beauty conveyed through flawless and magical technique.”

Maier is considered to be one of the top Realist painters in the world. His work is currently on tour in Europe and in prestigious galleries in the United States. His achievements, awards, and honors place him at the top of the Post-Modern art world.

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