Don Maitz

Over a forty five year career, Don Maitz has produced imaginative paintings that have a-Maitz-ed a worldwide audience through publications including books, magazines, games and licensed merchandise. The iconic pirate character he created for Seagrams' Captain Morgan Spiced Rum is his most widely recognized work.

Maitz paintings entice viewers to allow their imaginations to flow through manipulations that suspend belief and entertain. Most works are painted with oil colors, using techniques that have evolved for centuries. Sometimes, experimentation and innovation creeps into unique applications of traditional media.

Past clients include: the National Geographic Society, Bantam, Doubleday, Dell, Random House,HarperCollins, Tor, Watson Guptill, Warner Books, Sony Online Entertainment, Penguin USA, DC Comics, TV Guide, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Brothers. Maitz has twice won science fiction's Hugo award for best artist, and a special Hugo for best artwork. He has received a Howard award, ten Chesley awards from his peers in the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, an Inkpot award, a Silver Medal and from New York City's Society of Illustrators. Paintings have been exhibited in over forty museum venues across the United States, with over 120 works on public display in 2012. His works have been a finalist or semi finalist for the last nine Art Renewal Center International Salon Competitions

Two published books of his collected art work have sold out: First Maitz, and Dreamquests the Art of Don Maitz. His images have appeared in many specialized imaginative collective publications. Maitz worked as a conceptual artist on two feature films: Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, and Ant Bully.
Maitz has been commissioned to illustrate the writing of; Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, C.J. Cherryh, Raymond Feist, Alan Dean Foster, Stephen King, George R.R.Martin, Michael Moorcock,Gene Wolfe, and many others including occasionally, his wife, artist and author, Janny Wurts.

Don Maitz is a Signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists.

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