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Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections
Vision Storm
Poetic Express Volume 7 Number 3
Poetic Express Volume 18 Number 22
Woodward #13
Figure with Hair
Changing Heads
Poetic Express Volume 22 Number 10
Poetic Express Volume 26 Number 18
Insane Blessing
Be Gone, Dull Care
Don't Sing That One, 2011
Alarmed Bird
Poetic Express Volume 27 Number 23
Poetic Express Volume 27 Number 22
A Monument to Bird Songs, 1988
Birdlike Dancer
Spiky Beast
Lee Plaza. Detroit, 2015

Maurice Greenia, Jr. is a native Detroit artist whose work grows out of the city; he lives in the artistic center of Detroit -- the Cass Corridor. Thousands of people see his work every year, but many do not know the artist nor the multitude of formats in which he works. This site is aimed at the preservation of his work, some of which cannot be physically preserved, and is viewable only in photographs; the chalk drawings on the old Hudson's Building being a prime example of work preserved only photographically. But to try to define what his artistic production has been and continues to be is almost impossible. Browse through the site and see the range of creativity in medium and expression, ranging from poetry to drawing to sculpture, with many stops along the way, and often involving found objects. Unless otherwise indicated, new works are being added to these collections on a regular basis.

Enjoy the work of a true urban artist, whose surrealist vision has responded to Detroit in both good and bad times with creativity and imagination.

If you have questions or comments about the collection, please contact Pat Higo at

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