Posted on Thu Apr 12 2018
Max Turner was born July 28, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska and raised near Bingham Canyon, Utah. Growing up in a small mining town, Turner’s only insight into cosmopolitan culture was through discarded magazines, but reading things like Cosmo, Good Housekeeping, and Red Book served as Turner’s first artistic inspiration. Turner knew that he wanted to see the world, and he was able to travel when he joined the U.S. Navy. Eventually, Turner settled in Los Angeles and his love of art and sculpture was able to thrive. Turner is an Artist, a Sculptor and a painter. He is a member of California Art Club and an art instructor at California Art Institute. His work has been exhibited throughout US. Turner owned and operated a silkscreen printing company for 32 years, and later opened his own bronze foundry where he created high-quality bronze sculptures across a spectrum of genres. Max Turner is an individualist, a consummate draftsman and masterful painter whose years of experience have produced a large body of remarkable work. It is in his ability not only to capture the likeness of the subjects but also their essence. His drawings, paintings, and sculpture project a confidence and wisdom where he shows us more than we could have seen without his help. His creative interpretation, concept and dimension of form make his art personal, engaging and valued. It is in the integrity of his art that we find the true portrait of this unique artist.