Maxime Maufra  (French, 1861-1918) 

Maxime Maufra (French, 1861–1918) was a painter and printmaker loosely associated with the Pont-Aven school and best known for his marine landscapes. He was trained by the landscape painter Charles Le Roux in his hometown of Nantes in France. After visiting Britain in 1883 and seeing the work of Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, and J.M.W. Turner, Maufra gave up his business career to become a painter. He traveled extensively throughout Normandy and Brittany, where he met Synthetist painters Paul Sérusier and Paul Gaugin at Pont-Aven in 1890. The flat planes of vivid color in Maufra’s seascape The Cliffs at Beg-ar-Fry, Saint-Jean-du-Doigt (1895) indicate the influence of Synthetism. Maufra first exhibited his work at the Paris Salon in 1886 and later with Parisian dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. Maufra’s work is currently held in the collections of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others.

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Maxime Maufra, Le port du Havre


Maxime Maufra
Le port du Havre

Auction: May 16, 2014
Dobiaschofsky Auktionen
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Attributed To Maxime Maufra, Entree du Port Clos-Ile de Brehat


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Entree du Port Clos-Ile de Brehat

Maxime Maufra, Le Port di Guet (Douarnenez)


Maxime Maufra
Le Port di Guet (Douarnenez)
circa 1896-1898

Abby M. Taylor Fine Art LLC
Maxime Maufra, Le matin, oued d'El-Kantara


Maxime Maufra
Le matin, oued d'El-Kantara

Alon Zakaim Fine Art
Maxime Maufra, La grande falaise, Thurso, Ecosse


Maxime Maufra
La grande falaise, Thurso, Ecosse

Maxime Maufra, Gelée blanche en automne


Maxime Maufra
Gelée blanche en automne
Guarisco Gallery Ltd.
Maxime Maufra, Les Pêcheurs


Maxime Maufra
Les Pêcheurs
Kunsthandel Ivo Bouwman BV
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Maxime Maufra, Bras du petit pont à l'Ile Adam


Maxime Maufra
Bras du petit pont à l'Ile Adam, 1901
oil on canvas


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Maxime Maufra, Les bords de la Loire à Poncé dans la Sarthe


Maxime Maufra
Les bords de la Loire à Poncé dans la Sarthe
oil on canvas


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Maxime Maufra, Belle isle en mer


Maxime Maufra
Belle isle en mer
oil on canvas


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1861   Born in Nantes, France
1918   Died in Poncé-sur-Loire, France
  Bergues, Cholet, Le Havre, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes (Musée des Beaux-Arts), Paris (Musée d’Orsay); Quimper (Musée des Beaux-Arts) ; Reims – France ; Boston, Usa, Buffalo, Chicago ; Cincinnati; Helsinky, Island; Manchester, UK
   H. Belbeoch, Douarnenez « au bonheur des peintres », Henri Belbeoch, 1992
   H. Belbeoch, Les peintres de Concarneau, Quimper, Editions Palatines, 1993
   G. Schurr, P. Cabanne, Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la peinture, 1820-1920, Paris, Les éditions de l’amateur, 1996
   Dictionnaire de Peintres à Montmartre, Parigi, Editions André Roussard, 1999
   Gauguin e la Bretagna, Milano, Edizioni Skira, 2003
   Da Caillebotte a Picasso, I capolavori della collezione Oscar Ghez dal Museo del Petit Palais di Ginevra a cura di L. Caramel, N. Sainte Fare Garnot, G. Gentry, Milano, Mazzotta, 2003