|Born||April 27, 1906
|Died||September 5, 1981|
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 and New York, and the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence near Nice (southern France).
The surname Maeght is pronounced mahg.
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. Much of his success as a dealer was attributed to his wife, the late Marguerite Maeght.
Main article Fondation Maeght
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