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Maxwell Bates
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Birth Date:December 14, 1906
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign:Horse - Yang
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Died Date:September 14, 1980


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Maxwell Bates

Biography:Maxwell Bates (December 14, 1906-September 14, 1980) was a Canadian architect and impressionist painter.

Born in Calgary, Alberta in 1906, Bates started painting at an early age; his piece In the Kitchen was painted when he was 15 years old. As a young adult, he worked for his father's architecture firm. His father, William Stanley Bates, was himself a prominent architect in early Calgary; he designed the Burns Building (1912) and the Grain Exchange (1909).

In 1931, Bates moved to England. Along with spending some time as a door-to-door vacuum salesman, he did have pieces showing in several exhibits at the Wertheim Gallery. In England he joined a group of promising young artists that included Barbara Hepworth and Victor Pasmore.

As a member of the British Territorial Army in 1940, Bates was captured in France and became a prisoner of war in Thuringia. He remained a POW until 1945. This experience was captured in his 1978 book A Wilderness of Days.

Bates returned to Calgary in 1946 to work with his father's architectural firm again. His first wife May Watson, whom he married in 1949, died in 1952. He then married Charlotte Kintzle in 1954.

In 1949, Bates studied at the Brooklyn Museum with artist Max Beckmann. As an architect, his most notable work was St. Mary's Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1957.

Bates moved from Calgary to Victoria, British Columbia in 1962 after suffering his first stroke in 1961. He suffered a second stroke in 1978 and died in Victoria on September 14, 1980.

His work has been showcased at art galleries worldwide and retrospective exhibitions have been shown in galleries such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 1971 he received and honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary.

Chinese Horoscope for Maxwell Bates
Includes characteristics and Vices
Maxwell Bates's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1906 - February 12, 1907
Birthday: December 14, 1906

The Horse is a Yang,
and is the Seventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Maxwell Bates's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: December 14, 1906

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Maxwell Bates's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: December 14, 2017

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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