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Hand-signed by artist, Signed upper left: AH Maurer
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Alfred H. Maurer was one of the critical painters of fin-de-siècle America, achieving fame through a Fauvist aesthetic of expressive brushwork and bold colors. After discarding his celebrated portraits and genre paintings, he turned towards Fauvist landscapes, still lifes, and portraits of nondescript figures. Painting primarily with saturated color instead of line or form, he was able to bring out a distinctive psychological intensity through rippling, sweeping gestures. In his later years he pioneered American cubism, working in an increasingly expressive and abstract style. Two Heads (ca. 1925-28), one of his “Two Sister” paintings, is one of Maurer’s most famous and recognizable works. Painted from live sitters, the work’s cubistic, stylized heads reflected the period’s fascination with African masks also apparent in the works of Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
In BloomDebra Force Fine Art
2020
A New York Collection: Ashcan and ModernismDebra Force Fine Art
2017
Matisse and American ArtMontclair Art Museum
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Floral Still Life with Calla Lily, ca. 1920s

Oil on board
21 63/100 × 18 in
54.9 × 45.7 cm
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed upper left: AH Maurer
Frame
Included

Alfred H. Maurer was one of the critical painters of fin-de-siècle America, achieving fame through a Fauvist aesthetic of expressive brushwork and bold colors. After discarding his celebrated portraits and genre paintings, he turned towards Fauvist landscapes, still lifes, and portraits of nondescript figures. Painting primarily with saturated color instead of line or form, he was able to bring out a distinctive psychological intensity through rippling, sweeping gestures. In his later years he pioneered American cubism, working in an increasingly expressive and abstract style. Two Heads (ca. 1925-28), one of his “Two Sister” paintings, is one of Maurer’s most famous and recognizable works. Painted from live sitters, the work’s cubistic, stylized heads reflected the period’s fascination with African masks also apparent in the works of Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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