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    Description

    MAURICE BRAUN (American, 1877-1941)
    Eucalyptus
    Oil on canvas
    25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed lower left: Maurice Braun

    PROVENANCE:
    Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach (label verso).

    Hungarian-born Maurice Braun developed a successful career as an Impressionist landscape painter in southern California. His art training began in New York City, where he studied still-life and portrait painting at the National Academy of Design and then apprenticed for a year with William Merritt Chase, adopting permanently his Impressionist technique. A spiritualist and philosopher, Braun moved to San Diego in 1910 in order to participate in a new division of the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society. California quickly became his new home: he focused his landscape subjects on the southern California hills and the Sierra Mountains, and he bolstered the local arts community by founding in 1912 the San Diego Fine Arts Academy. This light-filled view of the Santa Ana Mountains from a eucalyptus grove beautifully illustrates Braun's broad brushwork and pays tribute to Claude Monet's poplar tree series.


    Condition Report*: Original canvas and stretcher in over all good condition.
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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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