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Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections
Faded Drawing with Keyhole
Poetic Express Volume 13 Number 15
Poetic Express Volume 16 Number 9
Poetic Express Volume 16 Number 3
Beige Millstone
Drunken Serpent
Charcoal Pencil on July 13, 2004
Red Figure
Orange Area with Spiral
Green Thing
In a Fierce and Crazy Land
Who stole the celestial gravy?
To Break the Cord/ to ‘win’ in other Languages
A Solid Being
Creatures, 1975
Building on Rosa Parks. Detroit, 2015
Face and Fire Escape. New York City, 2010

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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