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Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections
Thought Farm
Birthday 1998
Orange Coral
White Pompeii
Sidewalk Drawing, with Painted Shoe
I remember Clifford
In Baltimore
Harsh Laughter
Brambles, 1998
X Marks the Spot
On the one hand very very, quite quite…
Poetic Express Volume 29 Number 6
For Philip Lamantia, on a returned postcard
Downtown Shop Window. Detroit, September 2015
Train, Mural at P.S. 11. New York City, 2011
At the Detroit Institute of Arts. April 2017

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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