Alfred Henry Maurer (1868-1932)
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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 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 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.
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.
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