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Kaia Mayer (1923-2005) - 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Figure in Yellow



Impressionist in style, this fine emotive portrait in yellow portrays a pensive sitting figure, by the artist Kaia Mayer (1923-2005). With a lightly contrasting palette, the artist adds a sense of unity, while retaining depth. Elongated vertical brush strokes convey stillness and a lack of movement in the frame. Well-presented in a wide painted wooden frame, as shown. Signed on the reverse.On board.


In fine condition. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration. There are some scuffings and scrapes to the frame.


54.5 x 44.4cm (21.5" x 17.5")
Framed Size: 73.8 x 63.4cm (29.1" x 25")

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 kk245
Artist Kaia Mayer (1923-2005)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 54.5 x 44.4cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Impressionism
Subject Portrait
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