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Leonard Maurer Abstract Gouache Painting, 1973

Item Details

Leonard Maurer (American, 1912-1976)
Untitled, 1973
Gouache painting on paper
Signed to the lower right

Leonard Maurer, known for his abstract and modernist compositions in painting and printmaking, was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1912. Due to his father’s death he left school to work several jobs, including one at a print company which allowed him to develop skills in sketching and printmaking. He then worked for the United States Army as a cartographer before WWII, a career he continued upon his return to the U.S. in 1945, where he worked for the U.S. Army Map Service in Washington D.C. He went on to earn a B.F.A. from American University, and then taught at Mt. Vernon College where he served as the chair of the art department until 1967. Maurer’s work has been widely exhibited across the United States, including being chosen to hang in the White House in 1969.

Condition

- wear to edges of paper.

Dimensions

18.0" W x 24.0" H x 0.25" D

- measures matboard; sight size 12.5“ W x 18“ H.

Item #

ITMG419813

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