Maynard Reece

1920 -
Painter, Illustrator
Origin: United States
Born: 1920, Arnolds Park, Iowa

Growing up on the marshes of northwest Iowa, Maynard Reece began drawing and painting with pencils and barn paints. His seventh grade teacher introduced him to watercolors, and he decided to become an artist. Having no money for college or artistic training, Reece moved to Des Moines after high school and worked for the Iowa Museum of Natural History. While at the museum, he met J. N. "Ding" Darling, an avid conservationist, who helped him with the accuracy of his wildlife paintings. Reece joined the army in 1943, and while training in New York, he met Francis Lee Jaques and James Perry Wilson. Both of these artists had an influence on Reece's artistic work. After serving a tour in Europe, he returned to the United States to work as a freelance artist.

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Federal Duck Stamp Design, 1959
1959, Lithograph
Maynard Reece
United States, 1920 -
Federal Duck Stamp Design, 1969
1969, Lithograph
Maynard Reece
United States, 1920 -