Max Hayslette

“It is highly unusual to find an artist who is as equally conversant in representational and abstract styles of painting as Max Hayslette. Max’s romantic landscapes are miles apart from his more intellectual and skillfully executed abstract paintings. Many traditional artists experiment with abstraction and vice versa, but rarely do they succeed to the extent that is unclear which is the artist’s primary language. Which one is the real Max Hayslette? It seems hard to believe, but they both are”
— Dr. John Cuthbert, Director & Curator, West Virginia and Regional History Collection at West Virginia University; Curator, Max Hayslette Archive at WVU