Maxwell Newhouse
Maxwell Newhouse
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Maxwell Newhouse

Maxwell Newhouse was born in Campbell River, B.C. on August 1,1947. Early in his youth he excelled in art. In recent years, he has become particularly noticed for his wonderfully detailed and lively folk art paintings with their whimsical themes and careful attention to the details of everyday life.

In 2001 he was published by Tundra using the style of art he has become known for. At present he has two illustrated children's book and one author/illustrated. Max and his wife Lillian have three children, two sons and a daughter. After living in Vancouver and the North Shore for 20 years, they moved to Chilliwack and now live in Cultus Lake.

His artistic achievements are chronicled below:

2015Cultus Lake BC
"Four seasons of Canada"
2014Sculpture show in Burnaby Heritage Christmas event
2013Sculpture show The Pacific National Exhibition
2013Petley Jones Gallery Vancouver B.C.
"Group show small works"
2011Chilliwack Arts Centre
Spring Group Show
2010Chilliwack Arts Centre one man show of "Counting on Snow" and book launch.
2007Chilliwack Municipal Hall
Exhibition One-man show of recent works.
2006 Let's Go for a Ride nominated for:
The Governor General Award for Children's Illustration.
2006 TD Bank Canada The Children Book centre tour of Newfoundland
2006 Let's Go for a Ride book launch/ show
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
2006 Let's Go for a Ride
By Maxwell Newhouse
Published by Tundra Books
2004 Information Book Award
Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
Honour Book Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World
Author Jo Ellen Bogart/ Illustrator Maxwell Newhouse
2004 A & W Restaurant head office painting
This painting will be made into a limited edition prints.
2004 Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia
Mural commission for the lobby of the guest lodge.
2004 The RCMP Musical Ride
Published By Tundra Books
2003 Canada House Gallery
Banff, Alberta
Permanent exhibition
2003 Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World
By Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
Published by Tundra Books
2003 The Wickaninnish Inn Tofino, B.C.
30 driftwood chairs, lobby table, and bench.
This furniture is my form of sculpture.
Each piece of furniture is constructed of driftwood, signed and numbered.
2002 Vancouver Aquarium fund-raiser painting
Salmon Chanted Evening dinner and auction
2002 Sports in the Arts: North Vancouver Group Show
North Vancouver Community Art Gallery
2001 The Forgeries: one man show
Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
2001 Laura Secord
A story of courage by Janet Lunn
Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
Published by Tundra Books
2001 R.C.M.P. Musical ride in Art: one man show
Huron County Museum
Goderich, Ontario
2000 Living with cars: one man show
Turner Gallery, Bayfield, Ontario
2000 Small places group show
The Gallery of Canadian Folk Art, Calgary
1999 Windows a winter works, in Antique windows: one man show
Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver
1994 Commissioned to paint the original "Black bear Blackcomb, Blacktusk" for B.C. Tel Mobility Winter, Classic Charity Fund-raiser. Posters and art cards were Produced from the original, painting which was also sold as part of the fund-raiser.
1993 Exhibit featuring Maxwell Newhouse and William Kurelek: two man show
Woltjen Gallery, Edmonton Alberta
1991 Exhibited at Doheny Gallery: one man show
Vancouver, B.C.
1989 Carmanah: Artistic Visions of an Ancient Rainforest
Participated in a group exhibition including works by Bateman, Jensen, Onley, Shadbolt, Smith and Vickers, Provided works which were also published in the exhibitions companion book.
1977 I stopped showing my art and began concentration more on the craft of drawing, studying and looking for a new direction for my art a total of ten years of research.
1976 Artist and His Collection Exhibition
Victoria art Gallery, Victoria, B.C
1975 Four Seasons of the Canadian Flag: one man show
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1974 Concerto with Sledgehammer and Cement
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1972 History Makers: two man show
Avelles Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1971 Discoveries, a group exhibition
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
1970 Created the conceptual drawings of his part in Carmanah:
Artistic Visions of the Ancient Visions of the Ancient Rainforest,
The project of growing roots over geometric forms
(Originally for the law offices of McIsaac, Sinclair, & Clark)
1962-1969Studied art, experimenting with projects ranging from folk crafts through poster art and various other media, self-taught in fine-art This period prepared him for acceptance into the third year program in the Vancouver School of Art.
Newhouse’s paintings an inspiration for symphony
Maxwell Newhouse’s work is taking a trip across Canada, and will be making several stops along the way.

The Cultus Lake artist’s four-piece painting, Four Seasons of the Canadian Flag, was the inspiration behind a new symphony written by Canadian composer John Burge.
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Four Seasons of the Canadian Flag
Canadian Flag series inspires the Burge Newhouse project for 2017  Trusty Time
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2010 Counting on Snow
Top of the Crop 2010. Hublot Replica
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Lets Go For A Ride
Launch of Lets Go For A Ride book.Omega Replica UK
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CBC Radio Vinyl Café
I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet Stuart McLean host of the Vinyl Cafe on CBC radio.
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