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Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections
A Wishing Land
Dove Kissed/Mulish
Poetic Express Volume 10 Number 10
Poetic Express Volume 11 Number 4
Poetic Express Volume 13 Number 12
Poetic Express Volume 20 Number 22
Unwinding Snake
Still Alive
two vehicles, under observation
A Warning to the Others
Red Hour Glass
Figure with Brown Cap
Parlor Tricks
Simple Pleasures
Overheard Conversation
Poetic Express Volume 28 Number 12
Furnace. March 2012
Men Working. New York City, 2014

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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