Enjoy our Counted Cross Stitch and Counted Needlepoint Charts Patterns inspired by the works of Maxime Maufra.
Maxime Maufra, 1861-1918, was a French landscape and marine painter, etcher and lithographer. Maufra first began painting at 18. He was encouraged to do so by two artists from Nantes: the brothers Leduc. In 1890, Maufra gave up commerce and to become a full-time painter. He left Nantes for Brittany, where he was able to meet Paul Gauguin and Paul Sérusier. In his paintings, Maufra sometimes quoted the pointillists technique of Pissarro or Sisley, and also took from the strong colors and powerful drawing of the Pont Aven School. However, Maufra stayed an independent artist his all life through, and dedicated his art to recording the beauty of nature.