Luxury Design, Past & Present
Paul Lucien Maze (1887-1979)
Pastel on paper, signed lower left ‘Paul Maze’
Born in La Havre of French parents but educated in England, Maze returned across the channel and painted in Paris prior to the Great War, becoming friendly with and influenced by Derain and Vuillard. He returned to England following the outbreak of war and served with the Royal Scots Greys, becoming acquainted with Winston Churchill. Churchill became a lifelong friend, and wrote the foreword to Maze’s book A Frenchman in Khaki. Maze retired from the army in 1945, but continued to paint well into his 80’s.
Provenance: exhibited Acquavella Galleries, New York, in May, 1972, from whence purchased by a prominent San Francisco collector