Maurer, Alfred Henry

Maurer, Alfred Henry môr´ər [key], 1868–1932, American painter, b. New York City. He was apprenticed as a lithographer, taught himself painting, and went to Europe in 1897, studying briefly at the Académie Julian, Paris. While in Paris he was the first American painter to take a significant interest in fauvist and cubist painting. Most of his later work retains this influence his paintings vary from elongated female heads to subtly restrained and balanced still lifes. Among his works in museums are Two Heads (Berkshire Mus., Pittsfield, Mass.) Still Life with Pears (Addison Gall., Andover, Mass.) and Self-Portrait with a Hat (Walker Art Center, Milwaukee).

See biography by E. McCausland (1951).

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