Saturday, November 9, 2019

Red Hair in Art: Charles Maurin

Charles Maurin (1856 - 1914) was a French painter and engraver in a variety of styles.

He was awarded the Prix Crozatier in 1875, and used the funds to go to Paris to study art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Jules Lefebvre from 1876 to 1879. He also studied at the Académie Julian, where he eventually taught. He exhibited at the Salon of French artists and became a member of the Society of French Artists in 1883.

In 1891 he patented a method of colour printing. In 1892, he exhibited at the Salon de la Rose + Croix. He contributed to La Revue Blanche, directed by Félix Fénéon, and Les Temps nouveaux, published by Jean Grave.

We find red-haired women (and cats) in many of his paintings.

Femme au chat

Femme au corset

Femme au chat

Le bain or La toilette

Le reprimand

Portrait of an unknown woman,
probably Sarah Bernhardt


Oil painting of a woman with a cat

Le tub de la fillette

Le ruban de coiffure

Portrait of a red-haired woman

Composition allegorique

Mother and child

Le baiser

Femme au chat

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