Don Maitz

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Don Maitz has produced imaginative paintings that have been published internationally and enthusiastically embraced for 30 years, and has received widespread exposure as the original creator of the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character.

The National Geographic Society, Bantam Double Day Dell, Warner Books, Random House Publishing, Watson Guptill, Hachette Book Group, Penguin USA, HarperCollins Publishers, DC Comics,  Sony Online Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Brothers Pictures are some of his clients. He has twice won science fiction’s Hugo award with twenty years of nominations for that award.  He has received a Howard award, ten Chesley awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, an Inkpot award, and  a Silver Medal from New York’s Society of Illustrators. His paintings were s displayed at NASA’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition, the Park Avenue Atrium, the Hayden Planetarium, Society of Illustrators, New Britain Museum of American Art, Delaware Art Museum, Canton Art Museum, and other art, maritime, and public museums across the United States. In 2012, over one hundred twenty original works were displayed in museums and other public venues.

Maitz’s images have appeared on The History Channel, Dateline NBC, Wife Swap, The award winning documentary, Mythic Journeys, WEDU’s  A Gulf Coast Journal with Jack Perkins, as part of a Ripley’s Believe It or Not Exhibit,  and the traveling presentation, SHIPWRECKS! Pirates and Treasure from Odyssey Marine Exploration. Maitz’s art appears as part of the Tampa Bay History Center’s logo.

Don Maitz is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).

Maitz’s work has enhanced books, magazines, cards, posters, prints, puzzles, calendars, games, screen savers and other merchandise. He authored two art book collections, Dream Quests the Art of Don Maitz  and First Maitz.  Works are featured in the Fantasy Art Masters, Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art collections,  and in various Spectrum Annual publications.  He has illustrated books by, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, C.J. Cherryh, Raymond E. Feist, Alan Dean Foster, Stephen King, Michael Moorcock, and his wife, artist and author, Janny Wurts.  Maitz worked as a conceptual artist on the animated feature films, Jimmy  Neutron Boy Genius, and Ant Bully. Don’s web site: < www.paravia.com/DonMaitz >