Merritt Mauzey

Merritt Mauzey (1898-1973) was an artist, author, and teacher who devoted most of his life to documenting early 20th century Texas rural life. His work can be found in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL), Brooklyn Museum (New York), Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (TN), Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Columbia Museum of Art (SC), Birmingham Museum of Art (AL), Dallas Museum of Art (TX), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, New York), Witte Museum (San Antonio, TX), and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (TX).

10 Responses to Merritt Mauzey

  1. Jerry Lara says:

    I have a small etching by Merritt Mauzey titled, “Adobe” and was wondering if there is any information as to the history of the piece? Thanks for your help.

    • mglenn76 says:

      Jerry, Mauzey was an active printmaker during from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. He studied a variety of techniques, but stuck to lithography for the most part. He didn’t date much of his work so pinning down a timeline is hard. According to this site Adobe was made in 1938, a period when Mauzey lived in Dallas and was a part of the Lonestar Printmakers. This small etching, which we also have in the AP/RC collection of Mauzey’s work, was probably done before he got focused heavily on lithography as his litho press would not have been capable of printing an intaglio work, and likely in conjunction with other printmakers of the time who would often share access to their presses with fellow artists. It’s definitely more rare to see one of his etchings.

  2. margaret louderback says:

    I have the lithograph ‘Oasis’ ed 15 by Merritt Mauyez in excellent condition. Can you advise me on who best to contact about the value of this lithograph? Thank you kindly, Margaret

  3. Dylan mauzey says:

    I have a the “coyote” original. Do you know how much it is worth?

  4. Margaret Nelson says:

    As a fun side note, I lived next to Maggie and Merritt when I was a little girl. They had no grandchildren, and rather adopted me. I would spend the night with them on many weekends. Merritt would give me his lithographs that were not up to par for me to use as a coloring page. Maggie and Merritt were the salt of the earth people. I have more memories of my time with them those years, than most other times of my life. To this day, I could tell you where Andrew Goodman was hung in their home. (this was in the late 50’s). Behind their small home, there was a garage with an apartment upstairs. Downstairs, next to the garage, there was a small room where he would produce his lithographs. Wonderful, wonderful people.

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