I was born to Holocaust survivors in a displaced persons (DP) camp outside Munich, Germany after World War Two.
My formative years in the USA were on the mean streets: a battle zone that attempted to block my path toward right action and right livelihood. I quickly learned to be decisive and to walk the talk knowing that excuses were not an option. Before the age of twenty, I had faced the Grim Reaper three times and survived his bony reach.
Those early life-threatening confrontations in the hood forged my sense of self, a survival trait I needed then and now—to persevere as an artist.
Later, with a fire in the belly, I had embarked on a thirty-year-long odyssey to discover that my dharma (purpose in life) dwelt in the wellspring of art.
From those days of uncertainty and reflection until now, I have remained true to my calling despite many challenges, and this dedication has been the essence of my art and living.
Work / Education
Eden Maxwell is a painter, writer, animal rights advocate, and a kite-flier of some note. On his 30-year long odyssey to the wellspring of art, he was for a decade the one on one exclusive apprentice to a great Zen master artist.
Learning his lessons from the source of art, Eden spent ten years writing his groundbreaking book: An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist Now: Triumph over Rejection—about his thirty-year long odyssey into art and self-discovery.
His paintings are in private collections worldwide; his art has been exhibited on both coasts; and his work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Eden is also the bestselling author of The Magnificent Book of Kites.