Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, New York, by 1983
Private collection, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
[With] Menconi & Schoelkopf, New York, New York
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, New York, Alfred H. Maurer: Modernist Paintings, November 2–December 30, 1983, no. 43
Lawrence B. Salander, Alfred H. Maurer: Modernist Paintings (New York: Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, 1983), n.p., no. 43.
Still Life with Fish, 1927–28, oil on canvas, 18 x 21½ inches, signed upper left: A.H. Maurer; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Alfred Henry Maurer has been called the First American Modern because of his role in bringing modern methods of working to the United States. The son of the prominent Currier and Ives illustrator Louis Maurer, Alfred started his artistic life in New York by exploring the work of William Merritt Chase and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Maurer left New York for Paris in 1897 to study painting; he would remain there for seventeen years. In 1914, Maurer returned to New York, bringing with him a vast knowledge of the newest artistic movements including Fauvism. Maurer’s brightly colored and energetic