Biografie von Henrik Martin MAYER (1908-1972)

Birth place: Nashua, NH

Addresses: Essex, CT

Profession: Painter, graphic artist, lecturer, educator, illustrator, lithographer

Studied: Manchester Inst. A. & Sc.; Yale Univ. Sch. FA (B.F.A., Winchester fellow, European study, 1931); Maud Briggs Knowlton.

Exhibited: Herron AI, 1934-36, 1937 (prize), 1942-43 (prize), 1945 (prize); Hoosier Salon, 1935 (prize); AIC, 1936-37 (prize), 1940; TMA, 1938, 1945; Springfield AL, 1940 (prize); CI, 1938-39; NAD, 1938 (Altaman prize), 1941 (Hallgarten prize), 1943-45; GGE, 1939; St. Louis AM, 1939-40; Toronto Mus., 1940; Montreal Mus., 1940; PAFA Ann., 1941, 1945; CM, 1941; CAFA, 1941 (prize), 1958 (prize); Corcoran Gal. biennial, 1943; Butler AI, 1945, 1949 (prize); Silvermine Gld. A., 1951-53 (prizes); Boston A. Festival, 1954 (prize), 1956 (prize); WMAA.

Member: Ind. AC; Phila. WCC; Audubon A.; S.Indp.A.; Mural P.; NA; Century Assn.

Work: Ind. Univ.; Ind. State T. Col.; Herron AI; Butler Inst. Am. A.; Wadsworth Atheneum; TMA; Springfield Mus. FA; Berkshire A. Mus. Murals: Cosmopolitan Cl., NYC; U.S. Marine Hospital, Louisville, Ky.; WPA murals, USPO, Lafayette and Aurora, Indiana; New Haven T. Col.; Whiting Lane School; Riverside Trust Co.; Fine Arts Center, Univ. Conn.; Wethersfield Pub. Lib.

Comments: Lectures: "Pictorial Analysis and Painting Techniques," Univ. of Hartford. Positions: asst. dir., John Herron AI, 1933-46; dir., Hartford Art School, 1946-56; dean, Art School of Univ. of Hartford, Conn., 1956-63; dir., Wadsworth Atheneum.

Sources: WW66; WW47; Curtis, Curtis, and Lieberman, 184; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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