Maxwell Alexander Gallery artist Mark Maggiori is featured on the cover of Art of the West magazine for the September/October issue. Below is the accompanying article.
by Sara Gilbert Frederick
Mark Maggiori fell in love with the American West when he was a 15-year-old on vacation with his uncle and cousin. It was so different from his home in Paris, France, that he couldn’t help but be charmed by the wide-open spaces, the rugged terrain, and the hard-working cowboys. But when he returned to France, his attention quickly returned to his skateboard and his studies, and the romance of the West was forgotten.
Almost 20 years later, Maggiori found himself at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. By then, he had finished his formal art training at the Academie Julliard in Paris, spent 10 years fronting a nu metal band called Pleymo, tried his hand as a photographer, and was living in Los Angeles, California. But he had never seen true Western art firsthand.
See more of Mark Maggiori's work HERE