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Cuyamaca Mountains

Maurice Braun, American (born Hungary), (October 1, 1877–November 7, 1941)

Creation date: ca. 1920
Creation place: United States

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Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Bequest of Etta Anna Schwieder
Accession Number: 1980.3
State/Province: California
Dimensions: 16 in. x 20 in. (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)


Etta Anna Schwieder, San Diego, California ( - 1980)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1980 - )

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Maurice Braun spent his childhood in New York City and frequently visited the internationally renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he copied many of the Museum’s masterpieces. By 1909 Braun was an established portrait painter, but he yearned for a major life change and a different artistic path. After arriving in San Diego in 1910, Braun quickly befriended his fellow artists. He led a local art academy and was an active member of the Artists Guild which met twice a week at the Fine Arts Gallery (now The San Diego Museum of Art). Braun was a champion of the California landscape and frequently presented the subtle ways in which light transformed his local surroundings. The mountain range that inspired this painting is located just east of San Diego. The highest peak in the Cuyamaca Mountains is just over 6,500 feet.
Last Updated: 5/16/2018


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

The Art Embassies Program of the US State Department , 1/1/1987 - 1/1/1989

Art of the United States from the San Diego Museum of Art The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 2/9/2011


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Derrick R. Cartwright. Masterworks of the Exposition Era 2015 The San Diego History Center. 2015
Page Number: 38, Figure Number: pg 38

American Fine Art Magazine Vincent W. Miller. American Fine Art Magazine, July/August 2015
Page Number: 103


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