My paintings are visual images of important expiriences in my life. The silhouetted anonymous figures conceptualize those emotions that are felt during those experiences. Hopefully, my paintings will allow people to see themselves as they really are.
Richard Jordon Maltz was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1944. He graduated from Roosevelt University in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in history and had been a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools for thirty two years. Currently, he is an instructor at Truman College. He has studied at the American Academy Of Art in Chicago, the Evanston Art Center, the Figurative Art League of Evanston, and the University of California in Los Angeles. Maltz's early work included the use of calligraphy which was directly associated with the poetry he was writing at the time. From 1989 to the present he has shifted to acrylic painting on canvas. This also evolves from his poetry and stimulates the unconscious mind of the viewer. He has been represented by the Gallery Cafe of Evanston, Illinois, the Prism Gallery of Evanston, Illinois, the Oculus Gallery of Evanston, Illinois, the Tix Mix Gallery of Chicago, Illinois and the Peter Jones Gallery of Chicago, Illinois. Maltz has also shown in The Artists of Rogers Park Local Landscape Show 1999, the annual Chicago Art Open from 1998 to 2007 and the Friends of the Arts Annual Members Show from 2002 to 2006, Ravenswood Artwalk 2008, Artists Breakfast Group 2009-2015 " Caffeine III - VIII ", and Peter Jones Gallery " The Grand Goodbye " 2009, Chicago Art Loop Open 2010, Chicago Society of Artists " Celebrating Chicago " 2010, the Chicago Society of Artists Summer Exhibit 2011 - 2014, the 2011 Senior Artists Network " Later Impressions ", and the 2012 ARC Gallery " Re-Invention ". Richard is a member of the Artists Breakfast Group, Chicago Artists' Coalition and the Chicago Society of Artists.
Richard Maltz Gallery