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Richard Maurey Chalk Drawing of Interior With Figure

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Richard Maury (New York/Italy, 1935 – 2020)
Untitled (interior with figure)
Chalk drawing on paper
Signed to lower right

American Realist painter Richard Maury grew up in Maryland. He began drawing as a young child and knew he had to move to New York to make a career in the arts. In the 1950s, Maury attended the Art Students League of New York, but quickly felt disengaged from the trends in abstraction. Before completing his first year with the League, Maury decided to leave the school and continue practicing realist painting on his own terms. However, living in the boom of Abstract Expressionism, Maury faced consistent rejection from galleries throughout the city. Rather than following the trends, Maury decided on a new scene and moved to Florence, Italy in 1959. Upon his arrival, he worked at a silkscreening studio, where he met his future wife and fellow artist, Anne Eldridge Maury. After building rapport with Florentine locals, Maury steadily built clientele and followers. In 1981, on a family visit to Washington D.C., Maury took photographs of his paintings to various galleries, and found representation in Wunderlich Gallery, and later, Forum Gallery. Maury and his wife continued to live and work in Florence as his work made its way across the United States; and by the time of his passing in 2020, Maury had established himself as an American Realist painter at home in Italy and abroad.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting


- handling wear to sheet; abrasions and wear to frame.


31.0" W x 27.5" H x 0.75" D

- measures frame; sight measures 22" W x 18" H.

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