Michael Maitner was born in Grand Rapids, MI in 1942 and still resides and paints there today. He is a self-taught artist. He is influenced by a style of painting known as regionalism – an American realist modern art movement from the 1920’s to 1950’s . His whimisical and lilting landscapes are inspired by rural scenes full of rolling farmlands and farm houses seen all around Michigan. The delightful charming style of a Maitner painting is instantly recognizable.
“I have been influenced by a group of artists in the 30’s known as regionalists. My landscapes are based on landforms, farm buildings and billowy cloud formations so prevalent in Michigan.” – Michael Maitner
Michael is one of the original Joyce Petter Gallery artists!