Paul Maxwell

Iowa City, IA


Paul was raised in the town of What Cheer, Iowa and moved to Iowa City in 1946 to attend the University of Iowa; aside from three years spent in the Air Force, Paul has been in Iowa City since. He ran his own private dental practice here for nearly forty years before retiring. He has worked off and on with gallery-favorites, Joel and Karma Brokaw of JK Creative Woodworking, for many years. Now he spends a couple days a week in a local cabinetry shop, doing the woodworking he loves.

“I have worked with wood most of my life, making furniture and clocks for my family…Basically I enjoy making things more than selling. I’m eighty years young now and hope to keep cutting and gluing wood as long as possible.” -- Paul Maxwell