Samuel Maitin, Untitled

Date
2017
Medium
Aluminum
Credit Line
Woodmere Art Museum: Museum commission in memory of Acey Wolgin, with funds provided by Bill Wolgin and his family. Additional support was provided by Dr. Luther W. Brady, Jr. and generous contributions were made in memory of Dr. K. Robert and Mrs. Sylvia Lange, 2017

Sam Maitin's involvements in the city's cultural life were so deep he was known as Philadelphia's Mayor of the arts in his lifetime. He served on Woodmere's board of trustees and supported countless other organizations across the city, volunteering time and generously contributing designs for posters, invitations, emblems, mosaics, murals, and even building facades. This is his only monumental sculpture in the city of Philadelphia, although it joins two other smaller works in Woodmere's collection of the same period. In 2016, Woodmere undertook the project of enlarging this work from a small maquette and it is fabricated according to the artist's intent. Birdlike, it reaches upward and spreads its wings. Clean lines, playful color, and simple forms remind us of all that is beautiful in the living environment of nature.

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