Maxine Hess was born and raised in Boston, MA. She is a classically trained artist, completing her initial studies at Boston University School of Fine and Applied Art where she was influenced by Arthur Hoener and Murray Reich. She received her BFA degree from the Atlanta College of Art in 1980 where she studied with Norman Wagner, Chairman of the Printmaking Department and currently on the Board of Advisors of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. More recently, she studied figure painting with Joan Tysinger and encaustic art with Helen DeRamus. Presently, Maxine is studying with Michael David, Director of the Fine Arts Workshop at the King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta.

-- Bill Lowe Gallery, solo exhibit, Atlanta, GA
-- Bill Lowe Gallery, ELEMENTS a pictorial dialogue, Group exhibition, Atlanta, GA
-- La Grange National Biennial, Juried Exhibition, La Grange Art Museum, La Grange, GA
-- Jewish Women Artists Network, Juried Exhibition, Song of the Land, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA
-- The Cottage Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Night of a Hundred Angels, Laguna Beach, CA;
*Received First Place Award in Mixed Media -- Emily Amy Gallery, Summer Salon, Atlanta, GA
-- Women’s Caucus for Art San Diego, Juried Exhibition, Manipulated, Online; received First Place Award 2010
-- Manhattan Arts International, Juried Exhibition, Healing Power of Art, Online;
*Received Best in Work on Paper Award
-- Atlanta Artists Center, Juried Exhibition, Synchronicity, Atlanta, GA; received First Place Award


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