Max Redfire Wheeler has exhibited his abstract art via art dealers, art galleries and juried exhibitions from New England to New Mexico, and in Antwerp, Belgium's "International Mail-art Festival." He was represented early in his career by Needham interior designer June Levinson, then by Newton's Contemporary Art Consultants, and later by Boston's Ginsberg & Hallowell Associates who sold many of the artist's works to corporate collections, as well as purchasing his works for their own personal collections.
 

Drawing daily and intensely in boyhood, winning Best In The Class awards, his ink drawing won First Prize at age 12 in a Boston Public Library poster contest. He wrote his first love poem, "From The Window," at that time. Sponsored by Mr. Fishman, his 9th grade French teacher, he began his first formal studies in art, drawing still-life pastels with Boston University teacher, John Tringalli, at the Burrough's Newsboy Foundation on Boston's Beacon Hill. He later studied figure-drawing at the DeCordova Museum School with Bill Flynn who sponsored the artist to continue his studies in drawing and lithography at the Boston Museum School. He did further studies in printmaking at the innovative Boston Impressions Workshop. After moving to Cape Cod, he began an intensive study of the monotype with Beverley Edwards, founder of the Monotype Guild of New England. He did additional studies of layered monotypes, engraving and etching at the Graphics Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico where several of his works were acquired by the College of Santa Fe.

 

His works are in private collections from coast to coast, in the U.K. and France, and in corporate collections (Boston Photo Lab;Cape Cod Museum of Art;Dunfey Hotel, Presidential Suite;Duncan Direct;Ginsberg & Hallowell Associates; ITT Corporation;
Kennedy Galleries: Dental Associates of New England, etc.).

   
   
 
 
 
 

EXCELLENT "A handsome, sparse, Zen-like collage by Max Redfire Wheeler is excellent."

INTENSE "Their strong, forceful shapes convey energy and intensity.

ORIGINAL "One of Upper Cape's most original artists.
Falmouth Enterprise

 

LIFE "Bold, colorful paintings and collages that convey warmpth and life."

RICH "His work is in rich, warm tones. People see music in his art.

ENERGY "Energy itself, in the form of thin, scribbly lines, dashes madly around a field of sweeping brush- strokes of color."
Cape Codder

 

EXCEPTIONAL "Among the 'Post DuChampians in Boston' exhibit, Wheeler's work is exceptional."

PIZZAZ "His drawings have all the pizzaz of Roman candles scrawling a pinwheeling, gestural line against masses of flat color-- a solo not to be missed."

DEFT "At the 'DeCordova Museum's New England Drawing Competition', one admires draftsmanship. There is the deft fusion of Wheeler's surreal imagery."
Boston Globe

 

"New England Drawing Competition,"
DeCordova Museum,
Lincoln, MA

"Dreaming Before Nature,"
Cape Cod Art Museum,
Dennis, MA

"Annual Boston Benefit,"
Institute of Contemporary Art,
Boston, MA

"Artists & The Environment,"
Provincetown Art Museum,
Provincetown, MA

"Recent Aquisitions,"
Cape Cod Art Museum,
Dennis, MA.

 

"Zen Of Water" won First Prize in the Writer's Journal 2002 National Poetry Competition

"Blue Wind" received Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest, 2005

"A Peek At Satori" won Editor's Choice in International Library of Poetry,2007

His poems have appeared in America, Commonweal, and in the chapbooks, Forever Spoken;The Silence Within;Passages In Time. Las Vegas magician Steve Dacri chose several of the author's poems for inclusion in his Abra ca Dacri articles, presented in the electronic magazine www.vegasinsidetips.com

Zen Popcorn, a collection of nature poems, available directly from Infinity Publishing, toll-free at (877) BUY-BOOK, can be ordered at any bookstore. It has received excellent reviews in the Cape Codder, Cape Cod Times, Barnstable Patriot, Falmouth Enterprise, Provincetown Banner, and on Mindy Todd's The Point, Cape & Islands Public Radio.

ARTS & Artisans Trails, a publication of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and SUMMER GUIDE Cape Cod, both have the artist-and-poet's Woods Hole "Open Studio" schedule listed. .

   
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