"Between Then and Now"
The Paintings of Clifford Maddox

"A Tone Meant to Bear"
Oils on Canvas
1995
6' x 4.5'
"Easter Eve Impression"
Oils on Canvas
1993
3.5' x 3'
"Make Appearance"
Oils on Canvas
1994
4.5' x 3.75'

About the Artist and his Work

Born in 1949, this Newark, New Jersey native shaped his perception of the art experience through being a keen observer and committed visionary. Although essentially self-taught, Maddox graduated from Arts High School in Newark. He attended Newark State (Kean) College and studied briefly at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at Atlantic Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey.

During the 1980's, Maddox embarked on an exhaustive study using watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite as his mediums. During this period he honed his understanding of the abstract and his abstractive reasoning. He has this to say about his large oils:

Maddox's study during the 1980's was a premeditated preparation for his transition into oils. In 1990, for the first time he began to use oils as his medium. In 1992 he was featured in a one-person exhibit at Atlantic Community College. The works included were part of the "Vision Series."

Although his constant painting has kept his exhibiting to a minimum, on several occasions he has exhibited at the Atlantic City Arts Center on Garden Pier. In the summer of 1996 he placed second in the oils category in the Annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Show. In preparation for his February 1997 exhibit at ACC he stated:

For more information about this show and other Art Gallery events, please call Buddy Jacobs, ACCC Art Gallery Coordinator, 609/343-5040, ext. 5346 or e-mail bjacobs@atlantic.edu.