Max Thalmann was a German Expressionist artist known for his drawings and woodcut prints. From 1912-1933 he achieved recognition as a master of the woodcut and produced three main portfolios—Cathedral, Passion, and America. A visit to New York City in 1923 inspired the America set of woodcuts. During the 1930s his interests moved from woodcuts to drawings, watercolors and pastels. He also designed books for the Eugen Dieterich publishing house in Jena, Germany. He died in that city shortly before the end of World War II. A large collection of his works are held by Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.(http://www.stevensfineart.com/bio.php?artist=Max%20Thalmann&artistId=1105)
Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself. Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Max Thalmann (1890-1944)