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Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 110

Henri Maik Oil on Canvas Painting of Lion

Estimate: $3,800 - $4,200
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Henri Hecht Maik (France, 1922-1993) oil on canvas painting of a lion amidst flowers rendered in delicate impasto, signed "MAIK 71" lower right under frame. Label en verso for Findlay Galleries Inc. Chicago. Housed in giltwood frame with canvas liner and gilt filet having brass label identifying the artist. Sight: 6 1/4" H x 5" W. Framed: 13" H x 11 1/2" W. Note: Born in 1922 to illustrator Joseph Hecht, Henri Hecht Maik is known for his primitive, childlike paintings, which feature exotic creatures in flowered jungle settings. Exhibited first in Palm Beach in the mid 1960's by Wally Findlay, Maik's work has been exhibited in numerous museums including the Musée de l'Art Moderne in Paris.


Minor surface grime, otherwise in overall very good condition.

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Private Mississippi Collection, ex- Wally Findlay Galleries. A 1971 letter of authenticity from the gallery accompanies this work.