Max Sansing | Chandler Elementary School, 114 Chandler St.
Educated in fine art as well as graffiti, Chicago artist Max Sansing has developed a fresh style blending the two. Drawing influence from Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish and Thomas Blackshear, Sansing taught himself how to oil paint as well as use a spray paint can. Sansing's murals highlight his talent for portraits, his vibrant color palette and elements of surrealism.
Sansing's latest mural centers around cyclist Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, who once lived in Worcester and whose achievements at the turn of the 20th century flew in the face of Jim Crow.
“Major Taylor is a hero in Chicago and here in Worcester,” Sansing said. “I thought it would be nice to add a bit of local history in the way of an inspirational figure for the children and also have a bit of hometown superhero flair.”