- Based on realism, his work has elements of biomorphic and visionary imagery, showing a depth that leaves no doubt regarding his talent and skill.
- Engravings are created and hand pulled by the artist with a skill lost to our instant art society.
- For 40 years he has been a professional artist.
Standley feels that the symbols speak to others on a conscious and unconscious level, allowing them to connect to his transformative vision.
R. Michelson Galleries
in Northampton and Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Fine Impressions Gallery (west coast)
in Seattle, Washington, USA
Work by Standley has been published in
House and Garden Magazine, September, 1989, page 188 - oil painting of a magnolia.
Listed in "American Artists of Renown" - editor - Anne Avery
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- William P. Stiritz, former chairman of Ralston
Purina, Inc. and chairman of Eveready Battery Company, has commissioned
many oil paintings and a series of drawings
to illustrate a memoir.
- Mr. W. P. Stiritz has donated three paintings to permanent exhibitions.
- One, "The
Trail Of Tears"oil on panel, 3' X 5', created 1995, is at the
Bradley House Museum.
- The other two are at the Newton County Library, Hwy 7, Jasper,
"Crash on Round Top"
(oil on panel, 24" X 48"
Depicting a plane about to hit Round Top Mountain
(oil on panel, 60" X 36" created 1999)
Depicts a deer below Marble Falls, Dogpatch
- One, "The Trail Of Tears"oil on panel, 3' X 5', created 1995, is at the Bradley House Museum.
Work by Standley has been shown in galleries, juried exhibitions, and one man shows in:
- Houston, TX
- Seattle, WA
- New York City, NY
- Northampton, MA
- Amherst, MA
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Little Rock, AR
His work is in many collections in:
- New York, USA
- Washington, USA
- Texas, USA
- Massachusetts, USA
- Florida, USA
- London, England
Some of the collectors are:
- Leonard Nimoy and Sharon Bay
- Mid America Oil and Gas, Inc.
- Mr. and Mrs. Pete Conrad
- Dr. Michael DeBakey
- William P. Stiritz
- Easthampton Savings Bank
- The Newton County Historical Museum
- Virgil Lawrence, curator Arkansas Art Center Art Mobile
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Max D. Standley is an artist to the core of his being.
Living reclusively with his wife deep in the forests gives him the freedom to immerse himself in his oil painting, engraving, poetry and drawing. The result is paintings and engravings that vibrate with intensity.
"My work is a part I play in the drama of Nature and is a form of self development." says Standley. "Archetypical symbolism is an integral part of the process."