MAX NITSCHKE – Scribbles and Reminiscences

Windsor Printmaker’s Forum Presents

Extended until February 9th.

Max Postcard_001

guest speaker and printmaker


Reception – Lecture: Monday – January 28, 2013 8:00 pm doors open 7:00 pm 

Kacie Auffret introduces Max Nitschke

Kacie Auffret introduces Max Nitschke

Exhibition:Scribbles and Reminiscences

January 13, 2013 to February 2, 2013  Extended until February 9th.

Gallery hours – Wednesday 11am-3pm

420 Devonshire entrance on the north side of building

Windsor, On.

519-253-9493 voice mail only

Max Nitschke born in a predominantly German town in Eastern Poland in 1931, Maxim Nitschke, survived the privations, bombings and horrors of World War Two. He experienced first-hand the destruction of Berlin and its invasion and occupation by Allied Forces.

In 1954, like many other Europeans, he sought a new life in Canada. Arriving in southern Ontario, he spoke little English and had no money, but he was driven to succeed and forge a better life. He began in the tobacco fields of Tillsonburg, moved to Regina, where he met his wife Helen, and returned to the Hamilton area to work in financial services. He eventually worked his way up to vice-president and secretary-treasurer.

In the 1970s, Maxim took up art as a hobby. Self-taught, he began working with oils and acrylics, first as a copyist, to refine his technique and then branching into more original works. As a carpenter, it was a natural progression to move to wood-carving. It was from there, after his retirement, that he began experimenting with printmaking and found the artistic outlet he was searching for.

Over the past 15 years, he has produced a large body of work drawing inspiration from his extensive reading, from current events and from his own life experiences. His prints explore diverse aspects of life in Canada, of sexuality, of spirituality, of the value of peace and the horrors of war. Through the years, he has explored various forms of print-making reflecting his growing confidence with the medium as well as changes in his physical abilities.

Maxim lives in London with his wife Helen and is continuing to work on a compilation of his artistic works in a biographical format.

For more information on this event, or to arrange an interview please email our Curator Kacie Auffret at

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