Maurice Braun

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Maurice Braun
Painter Maurice Braun (1877-1941).jpg
BornOctober 1, 1877
Nagy Bittse, Hungary
DiedNovember 7, 1941(1941-11-07) (aged 64)
San Diego, California
Known forPainting

Maurice Braun (1877–1941) was an American artist who became known for his Impressionist landscapes of southern California. He was born in Hungary on October 1, 1877; however, by the age of four, young Maurice and the Braun family had migrated to United States, and settled in New York City. His professional studies took him to the National Academy of Design, where he studied the French tradition under Francis C. Jones, George W. Maynard and Edgar M. Ward.[1]

Maurice Braun, Mission Valley, 1919 (coll. Steven Stern)

In 1901 Braun trained under the American painter William Merritt Chase (1849–1916). He established himself as a figure and portrait painter in New York City, but in 1909 he left for California. Maurice Braun died in San Diego, California on November 7, 1941.



  • Salmagundi Club
  • Laguna Beach Art Association
  • San Diego Fine Arts Association.

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  1. ^ Museum, Oakland; Art, Laguna Beach Museum of; Museum, Crocker Art (1981). Impressionism, the California view. Oakland Museum. p. 84. After a brief apprenticeship with a jeweler, he enrolled in 1897 at the National Academy of Design, where he studied under Francis C. Jones...
  • Literature: Second Nature, Four Early San Diego Landscape Painters by Milton E. Peterson, 1991;
  • Literature: Artists in California, 1786-1940, by Edan Milton Hughes, 1989;
  • Literature: Plein Air Painters of the Southland, by Ruth Lily Westphal, 1996.

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