Kaia Mayer (1923-2005) - Signed Mid 20th Century Etching, Dionysus
DescriptionAn 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")
From a collection of various works by the artist.
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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.
|Artist||Kaia Mayer (1923-2005)|
|Date||Mid 20th Century|
|Dimensions||69.1 x 43cm|
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