Max Gimblett was born in 1935 in New Zealand and moved to New York City in the 1970s where he’s maintained a studio ever since. He is one of New Zealand’s most recognized painters and continues to exhibit regularly in the US and throughout New Zealand.
He is well represented in major collections around the world, most significantly in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and the National Galleries in Washington D.C., and Melbourne Australia.
Max is known for his vibrant gestural style, influenced by zen calligraphy and painters like William De Kooning and for his unconventional canvases, particularly his signature quatrefoil shape which has eastern and western spiritual significance. A longtime buddhist practitioner, Max took his vows as a Rinzai Zen priest in 2006.