|Paper Size (W x H)||56 x 36 ins|
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Sidney Maurer’s artworks are inspired by assorted photographs that he has taken or has been given by the photographers and celebrities he loved and believed have made a significant contribution to the betterment of all mankind. His painting of Harry Potter, intitled Spellbound, is an admiration of the artist to the most famous wizard from the fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of the young wizard and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and muggles, a reference term that means non-magical people.
Sidney Maurer’s creative eye blends the details from the photo collages to his unique gifted brush which significantly transforms photo collages into the collectible Maurer Masterpieces. He bombards the image with mixed media-crayon, acrylics, watercolour dyes, sumi ink, oils and varnish that moves him in the artistic process to yield a rendering that does justice to the subject.
Sid’s paintings began to appear in galleries across the world and over the past 60 years he’s developed an esteemed catalogue of work that ranges from legends, sport, to music, to culture and Politics. His artworks have become one of the greatest art collectables and are produced in limited editions.
As a painter, Maurer created large mixed media pieces that are very much a product of his varied training and experience. His style combines bold, dynamic colours and strokes with painstaking layouts and typographical elements. The result is the unique blend of a painter’s passion tempered with the calculating compositional eye of a graphic designer. He explores his themes and subject matter primarily through symbols and personalities evoking pride, nostalgia, and hope.
About the Artist
Sidney Maurer is the first painter in the history of art who has created over 150 of the great personalities of his own time. Born in 1926, Maurer became an assistant art director at Columbia Records in New York City, designing album covers and promotional material for popular artists. His co-worker at the time: a young artist by the name of Andy Warhol.Find out more