The Greatest

Sidney Maurer

TitleThe Greatest
ArtistSidney Maurer
Paper Size (W x H)34 x 51 ins
Edition Size95

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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.  Maurer's painting of Muhammad Ali, intitled The Greatest, is an homage to one of the world’s most famous professional boxers.  He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.

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

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.

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