Maurice Braun (1877-1941)
Britnell’s Art Gallery Ltd., Toronto, Diamond Jubilee label;
Private Collection, Ontario
Martin E. Petersen, “Maurice Braun Master Painter of the California Landscape,” San Diego Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3, Summer 1977, unpaginated
Braun’s first accomplishment in San Diego was the founding of the Fine Arts Academy in June 1912. He exhibited his first major painting of many depicting the San Diego landscape, “Bay and City, San Diego” that year. During the 1920s, Braun spent time between the East and West coasts. He left San Diego for several years in New York and New England. In January or February of 1924 Braun moved back to his San Diego residence. In 1929, he joined with ten other San Diego artists to form the Contemporary Artists of San Diego.
“San Diego Waterfront” is cited in curator Martin E. Petersen’s “Maurice Braun Master Painter of the California Landscape” in ‘A Selected List Of Known Works By Maurice Braun’ compiled for the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego.