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Bio

 

Maxine Nodel is an award-winning, versatile artist who earned her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Maxine exhibits and sells her work nationally and internationally and has had work on public display throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Maxine started making art as a child and, at age eleven, a drawing she created about New York City was on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Maxine is a member of the Salmagundi Club and Edward Hopper House Art Center in New York where she was named Artist of the Month in 2013. In 2018, Maxine was invited by the Edward Hopper House to give a public art talk about her design-based metaphorical drawings. In 2021, Maxine's art was featured in the Italian Arts Journal, ilcentrotirreno.it when Italian art journalist, Ippolita Sicoli, wrote an extensive review of Maxine's nature art and invited her to have a solo show in Cosenza, Italy.

 

Maxine taught illustration at the Cooper Union Saturday Program for high school students, was a drawing instructor at the National Art League in Douglaston, New York, and the founder of Millennium Art Academy, a New York City art high school she created for underserved Bronx students after being awarded a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant in 2002. In 2009, the school received the Lincoln Center Institute 1st-Place Award for Most Imaginative Curriculum in New York City.

 

Maxine comes from a family of notable painters, illustrators, illuminators, opera singers, and composers. She resides with her wife, Alice, and their fur babies who often visit her at her studio at the Arts Westchester building in White Plains, New York.

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