Painter Peter Maier unveils new work at Youngstown’s Butler Art Museum

YOUNGSTOWN, OH.- The Butler Institute of American Art, located in Youngstown, will exhibit a new monumental work by photorealist painter Peter Maier beginning June 5 and continuing throughout the summer or 2013.

The painting is titled “Horse-Power (Ben)” —and is a 9 x 11.5 foot masterwork that has never before been seen by the public or exhibited in a museum or gallery. The portrait of the Budweiser Clydesdale, “Ben,” was painted with automotive paint (DuPont CROMAX-AT) on fabricated black aluminum panel, and was completed in 2011. The Butler will display the work in the museum’s Dennison Gallery, located on the museum’s main level.

Butler Director Dr. Louis Zona stated, “Peter Maier is one of the greatest living realist painters using modern day technology; he

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