Wednesday, September 24

One painter’s dreamy scenes of New York at play

Rockaway Beach, 1901
"Though he spent much of his life in his beloved Paris, Alfred Henry Maurer was a New Yorker from beginning to end. Born in the city in 1868, he was the son of a German immigrant who worked as a talented lithographer for Currier and Ives. After studying with William Merritt Chase, Maurer took off for Paris, the center of the art world at the time, where he worked in a mostly realist style, depicting beautiful women and cafe life in the city of light. ..."
Ephemeral New York
Ephemeral New York: A lovely day in Brooklyn’s Tompkins Park in 1887
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William Merritt Chase
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