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Max Krimmel Portrait

Max Krimmel

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1948

Active in:

  • Nederland, Colorado

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Max Krimmel

Luce Artist Quote

"Working for yourself is great; you can work as much as you want, as long as it's all the time." Artist quoted in The Mountain Ear, May 18, 2000

Luce Artist Biography

Max Krimmel has been fascinated all his life with the way things are made. When he became interested in learning to play the guitar, he quickly figured out how to build one, and between 1965 and 1982, built 167 instruments that have been collected by American music stars. A friend once asked Krimmel to store a wood lathe for him, and when the artist tried making a few bowls for Christmas gifts, he was hooked. He began turning alabaster on the lathe after seeing an exhibition of the technique, and has produced more in stone than in any medium since.