Untitled (Woman with Parrot and Lion)
Oil on canvas (framed)
7" x 9" (image), 13" x 15" (frame)
Henri Maik first picked up a brush in 1956 and began to fill canvases with naive dreamscapes of brightly colored plants and animals. Maik received his first solo show in Paris in 1960
in 1964 the Wally Findlay Galleries mounted his first U.S. exhibition in Palm Beach, Florida, followed by exhibitions at Findlayâ€™s other galleries in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills and Paris. The MusÃ©e de lâ€™Art Moderne in Paris featured Henri Maik's paintings in 1966, 1967 and 1968. The CitÃ© Internationale des Arts in Paris featured his canvases in 1966 and 1967. Maik exhibited in the Salon dâ€™Automne, the Salon de BollÃ¨ne, the Centre National de la Tapissserie dâ€™Aubusson, and the Salon of Swedish Art. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Budapest
the Center of Contemporary and Experimental Art, Rehoboth, Israel
the MusÃ©e dâ€™Art Naif de Lâ€™isle-de-France, Vicq
and the MusÃ©e de Colmar. Maik also designed tapestries woven in collaboration with Aubusson, created limited edition fine jewelry, and both wrote and illustrated children's books.