Hungarian artist Maurice Braun (1877 - 1941), studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts from 1897-1900, and the following year with William Merritt Chase. Braun began his artistic career as a figure and portrait painter. Seven years later, however, Braun had become more interested in landscape painting. This interest, as well as his commitment to Theosophy, a discipline that aimed to balance all religions with the natural and spiritual world, inspired the artist to move to San Diego. Southern California’s dramatic mountains, vast ocean and brilliant colours epitomized a kind of natural paradise for Braun and he captured the landscape and atmospheric light in an impressionistic style.
Date: c. 1905
Dimensions: 20 x 24 in.