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Max Moran, born and raised in the Midwest, began his career as a painter when he was awarded a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1977. An early period of work following college focused on the timeless Amish of Ohio which looking back today stood in stark contrast with the cultural correction occurring in society in the early 80s. Other Ohio subjects in those early years included a body of work created with the Columbus Ballet Met. Called to the coast, Max spent the mid 80s through early 90s documenting Island life and exhibiting his work in New England based from his studio on Martha's Vineyard. Although his work has carried him to many parts of the world such as Paris, Mexico and Ireland, for the last fifteen years Max has taken his inspiration from landscapes throughout New York State. Max has documented places and people from the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains to the streets of Manhattan. He now focuses most of his work on the fields of the North Fork of Long Island. In 2002 the Manhattan Rain Series was introduced by Bentley Publishing Group to the international art publishing market at Art Expo New York. One of the paintings, "Waiting for a Cab-Park Avenue," is still ranked in the top ten in overall sales of Bentley's large inventory of art posters.
Max Moran's paintings are luminous treasures, capturing light and atmosphere in a way that quiets the head and feeds the soul. His landscapes, which he paints on location, are his attempt to communicate the moment and the spontaneity of the scene. His is a loose and flowing style because, in his words: it tells much more than infinite detail.
He currently exhibits work on the East End and in Manhattan.