Max Wieczorek Biography

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Max Wieczorek (1863-1965) Painter. Born in Breslau, Germany on Nov. 22, 1863. Wieczorek studied art in Germany and Italy with Ferdinand Keller and Max Thedy. While in Europe, he worked in oil and exhibited landscapes in leading European capitals. After serving in the Prussian Army, he immigrated to America in 1893. While living in NYC, he married and worked as a stained glass designer for Louis C. Tiffany until 1908 when he settled in Los Angeles. He continued designing stained glass but soon turned to executing charcoal and pastel portraits of the local elite. After the death of his wife, he fatally shot himself at his home in Pasadena on Sept. 25, 1955. Member: Calif. Art Club; Laguna Beach AA; Calif. WC Society; NY WC Society; Painters of the West; Painters & Sculptors of LA; Artland Club; Int'l Bookplate Assn; AAPL; AFA; Foundation of Western Art (cofounder, pres.). Exh: PRIE, 1915; Panama-Calif. Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1915 (silver medal); SFAA, 1916-18; LACMA, 1918 (solo); Calif. Art Club, 1918-20 (prizes); Arizona State Fair, 1920, 1922 (prizes); Laguna Beach AA, 1920 (prize); Friday Morning Club (LA), 1922; Calif. WC Society, 1923 (prize); Int'l Bookplate Ass'n, 1926 (prize); Calif. State Fair, 1927 (2nd prize); Pacific SW Expo, 1928 (gold medal); San Diego FA Gallery, 1928. In: Gardena (CA) High School; Orange Co. (CA) Museum; LACMA; Union Chaffey High School (Ontario, CA); Athletic Club (LA); LA City Hall. Los Angeles Painters of the 1920s; WWA; Max Wieczorek: His Life and Work; SCA; So. Calif. Artists 1890-1940; AAA 1919-33; AAW; WWAA 1936-53; WWC 1942.

Biography Courtesy of the Crocker Art Museum

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