Maurice Freedman was born in Massachusetts, lived in New York, and painted in Maine. His desire to become an artist developed early and in high school he took classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston until 1921. Freedman then enrolled at the Massachusetts Normal School of Art (Massachusetts College of Art) in 1922 where he also earned a scholarship to continue his studies. In 1926 he was enrolled at the Art Students League. There only a year, he believed diving into the art scene overseas would be a better use of his time and talent and he moved to France where he took classes at Calarossi’s and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Another year later and he was discovered and purchased for the Lambert Collection and upon return to the U.S. he would secure life-long gallery representation at Midtown Galleries in New York. His work is also in the collections of Brooklyn Museum of New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Denver Art Museum.