Lot 23 of 210:
Maurice Braun Oil Painting Eucalyptus  

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$25,000 - $35,000


Braun, Maurice



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Oil on canvas. 51.5x61 cm (20¼x24"). Framed, overall 63x73 cm (25x29").

Signed at lower right. A colorful scene of a eucalyptus grove, the mountains and cloud-filled sky in the distance. Maurice Braun (1877-1941) was born in Hungary and emigrated to New York with his family as a young boy. He studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts and later with American painter William Merritt Chase. He later settled in San Diego, California where he is recognized as one of the most famous of the early Southern California artists. Braun was awarded the Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design in 1900 and the Gold Medal at the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego 1915-16. His works can be found in the collections of the Houston Museum, Houston, Texas; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California and the San Diego Museum of Art. Provenance: The collection of J. Patrick Ford, San Diego, California. Purchased from the Maxwell Gallery, San Francisco.

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