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Kaia Mayer (1923-2005) - Signed Mid 20th Century Etching, Dionysus



An abstract mid 20th Century soft ground etching with aquatint depicting Dionysus, the Greek god of winemaking. The composition contains abstract background shapes alongside bunches of grapes and a detailed portrayal of Dionysus. Signed to the lower right hand corner, with an inscription as shown. Signed and inscribed. On wove.


In fine condition.


69.1 x 43cm (27.2" x 16.9")
Sheet: 75.9 x 55.5cm (29.9" x 21.9")

Collection Information

From a collection of various works by the artist.

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Artist Biography

Born in Argentina to English and Danish parents in 1923, Kaia Mayer moved with her family to Vence, Southern France, in 1929 at the age of six. In 1943, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) moved to Vence, and after the pair met, Mayer became a model for the great artist.

In 1949, after meeting her husband in the same town, she moved to Highgate Hill in London and became an artist in her own right. She undertook art training at both the Byam School of Art and Central St Martin's, and for many years worked and studied at the Camden Institute. Her work is diverse and varied, in a range of mediums and styles.

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Code pk809
Artist Kaia Mayer (1923-2005)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 69.1 x 43cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Abstract
Subject Fantasy
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