Alfred Henry Maurer (1868-1932)

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Maurer, Arrangement

Arrangement

Alfred Henry Maurer was an American modernist painter born in New York City. Maurer left school at the age of sixteen to work as a lithographer for his father. Growing up in New York City, Maurer had the opportunity to meet a variety of artists and craftsmen. In addition to working as a printer, Maurer was exposed to sculpture by John Quincy Adams Ward and painting by William Merritt Chase.

Maurer, Girl

Girl

Maurer moved to Paris for four years to paint and immerse himself in the European art world. Maurer established an international reputation as an artist and won several awards in New York, Belgium and Munich. As Maurer matured as an artist he began to deviate in style from other artists. Maurer stopped making realist paintings and primarily painted in a cubist or fauvist manner. Though seen as avant-garde, Maurer exhibited at the 291 Gallery and in the 1913 Armory Show in New York City.

Maurer, Bowl with Pear, Still Life

Bowl with Pear, Still Life

Maurer befriended other avant-garde artists in New York such as Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and John Marin. The Society of Independent Artists frequently asked Maurer to exhibit with them, and in 1919 he became their director.

Maurer, Abstract Head

Abstract Head

Maurer, Still Life with Bananas and Pomegranate

Still Life with Bananas and Pomegranate

Maurer, Two Heads, 1929

Two Heads, 1929

Maurer, Head with Green Dress

Head with Green Dress

Erhard Weyhe, who managed his paintings and exhibitions for the rest of his career, represented Maurer. While many of Maurer’s paintings are in private collections, major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, also own his paintings. Maurer made an important impression on abstract art in America.

Maurer, Two Sisters

Two Sisters

Maurer, Fauve Landscape with Trees

Fauve Landscape with Trees

Maurer, Standing Figure and a Study of a Milliner Shop, 1900

Standing Figure and a Study of a Milliner Shop, 1900

Maurer, Portrait of a Girl in a Flowered Dress

Portrait of a Girl in a Flowered Dress

Maurer, Fauve Landscape, 1907

Fauve Landscape, 1907

Maurer, Floral Still Life with Calla Lily, 1928

Floral Still Life with Calla Lily, 1928

Maurer, Blue Flowers

Blue Flowers

Maurer, Still Life with Orange Carnation

Still Life with Orange Carnation

Maurer, Still Life with Cup

Still Life with Cup

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