Aimé Maeght

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Aimé Maeght
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Born April 27, 1906
Hazebrouck, France
Died September 5, 1981
Occupation Art collector

Aimé Maeght (27 April 1906, Hazebrouck, northern France – 5 September 1981) was a French art collector and editor. He founded the Galerie Maeght in Paris[1] and New York, and the Fondation Maeght[2] in Saint-Paul-de-Vence near Nice (southern France).

The surname Maeght is pronounced mahg.[citation needed]

Art dealer[edit]

As a youth, Maeght studied art and music. His first commercial encounter in the art world came in 1930, when Bonnard came to his Cannes shop and had Maeght print a program for a Maurice Chevalier concert with a Bonnard lithograph. After the programs were produced, Maeght put the lithograph in the print-shop window. A quick sale encouraged the artist to give him a second picture. Maeght made his Paris debut as a major art dealer on the Rue de Teheran in 1945, after World War II. On sale were all the paintings done by Matisse during the war.[3] Much of his success as a dealer was attributed to his wife, the late Marguerite Maeght.[4]

Fondation Maeght[edit]

Main article Fondation Maeght

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackie Wullschlager, Black, in full colour, Financial Times, 15 September 2006.
  2. ^ Foundation Maeght, France.
  3. ^ C. Gerald Fraser (September 7, 1981), Aimé Maeght Dies; Art Dealer Was 75 New York Times.
  4. ^ C. Gerald Fraser (September 7, 1981), Aimé Maeght Dies; Art Dealer Was 75 New York Times.