Michael Mazur (American, 1935–2009)


Four panels, each 152.4 x 152.4 cm (60 x 60 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, July 23, 2018 – October 8, 2018


Americas, Contemporary Art



Most widely known as a printmaker, Mazur is an artist who has worked in many media and range of styles. His earlier paintings from the mid-1970s were highly detailed and based on close observation, but in more recent work, such as this painting, are freer and looser in both technique and imagery. The landscape and atmosphere near the artist’s homes in Cambridge and Provincetown have served as inspiration for this work which evokes the natural world rather than describes it.


The artist; with Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston; purchased by MFA, Boston, June 21, 2000

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by The Markell Family Fund in honor of Frances Markell, Lorraine Balkin, and A. William Markell


(c) Michael Mazur; Courtesy of the estate of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York