A Southern California native, Max DeMoss received his MFA at Claremont Graduate School. Max's father came to the U.S. from Greece in the 1920s. As a boy, Max visited Los Angeles museums with his dad, who taught him to appreciate Classical Greek and Roman art, and the Great Masters. Throughout his career, Max's work has echoed his early affinity for the Classical aesthetic.
Fragmentation—and our human habit of resolving it and seeing wholeness—is a recurring theme in Max's work. His subjects range from human and animal figures to Biblical allegory, from abstract to narrative. He has exhibited work in galleries throughout the United States. His sculptures reside in fine art collections nationally and abroad.
Max is frequently invited to develop work for indoor and outdoor, private and public spaces, and specializes in sculpture for sacred spaces. His work at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (“the LA Cathedral”) in Los Angeles, California, has brought him national acclaim. DeMoss’ sculpture also graces Catholic churches in Rancho Santa Fe and Laguna Hills, California, as well as Scottsdale, Baton Rouge, and Fort Worth.
Max loves alpine skiing, traveling, reading, and enjoying life with his family and friends. He spends most days in his private studio and foundry, amid orange blossoms and ranch pups in Hemet, California.