Maxwell Miller (b.1992) began his artistic career in theatrical arts. Serving as director, artistic designer, and scenic artist for several Cleveland-based theater organizations, he specialized in large-scale theatrical puppetry. He began to pursue visual arts professionally in 2017 with a focus on imaginative realism. After refining his technique and developing an interest in mythology and history painting, he became an apprentice of Anthony Waichulis at the Ani Art Academy in January of 2020. He now strives to incorporate his sense of theatricality into the development of his artistic skill.