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oil on composition board
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
39 in x 24 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature/maker's mark: signed upper left: A. H. Maurer and on reverse
- Collection Area
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jan de Graaff
- Accession Number
Like many of his generation, Maurer was strongly influenced by European modernism and strove to combine its principles with a uniquely American style. When he left for Europe in 1897, Maurer had achieved critical and financial success for his traditional academic paintings. In France, under the influence of Cubism, Fauvism and the revolutionary intellectual atmosphere, Maurer abandoned his earlier style in favor of brilliantly colored, loosely rendered landscapes and still lifes. Although he never found critical support for his newer work, he continued his exploration of modernism. George Washington is Alfred Maurer's final painting: a dual commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Washington's birth and the one-hundredth birthday of the artist's father, with whom he had a strained relationship.