Maceo Rogers was born in the small town of Edison, Georgia and grew up in the rural small town of Cuthbert, GA.. As a little boy growing up in the sixties, Maceo picked cotton until he began school. It wasn’t long before Maceo became interested in drawing and painting. Human stick figures and simple objects were sources of his initial inspiration. By the time of his first art class (fifth grade) he was fully engaged with creating works of art that further inspired him.
Maceo began painting imagery of his environment, old aged barns and rusted shacks within the rural setting. The first painting he sold netted $20, which triggered excitement and joy in that someone would pay money for his work. It wasn’t until he began attending arts and crafts shows around Southwest Georgia that his exposure to styles and artist techniques broaden his creative horizon. It was during his high school years when he attended the Governor’s Honor Program in North Georgia that he got even more exposure to a lot of different mediums that would provide for greater experiments. After high school, Maceo attended the Atlanta College of Art, where he earned a BFA Degree in Visual Communications.
Much of his work today consists of life experiences involving a wide range of subject matters. Maceo uses a number of different mediums including acrylic and oil paints, watercolors, pastels, dirt, pen and ink and charcoal. Realism, Surrealism and Abstraction are core focuses of many of his paintings.
Maceo has taught art classes at Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia and around Atlanta, Georgia. He continues to mass market reproductions of his art. He’s received national recognition from such publications as True Imaging Magazine, Dallas, TX, Upscale Magazine, Atlanta, GA, and Images Magazine, Moreno Valley, CA for his work. In addition, Maceo earned a CEcD in Economic Development, a graduate of Leadership DeKalb, Decatur, GA 2004, Regional Leadership Institute, Atlanta, GA 2008, and a Fourth Degree Black Belt instructor in Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts in Atlanta, GA. Maceo, his wife Sharon and their son Alexander live in Decatur, Georgia.