We were recently asked to lend work to the current exhibition at Blenheim Palace, Paul Maze and Winston Churchill: Companions of the Brush. In selecting works for the loan, we were reminded of the extent of our current collection of original paintings and pastels in our own Maze archive. The opportunity for an exhibition of our own became irresistible and so we open our autumn season here at P & H with forty Paul Mazes. Most are from the estate of Jessie Maze and her family by descent, one or two from auction and private collections, all with impeccable provenance.
We do hope you will have a chance to visit the exhibition at Blenheim Palace, an opportunity to see a number of works normally in private hands and also a reminder of his close connection with Sir Winston Churchill who affectionately referred to him as the 'cher maître’ – the pair referred to by the Churchill family as ‘companions of the brush’.
In 1939 Churchill wrote of his friend: “With the fewest of strokes, he can create an impression at once true and beautiful. Here is no toiling seeker after preconceived effects, but a vivid and powerful interpreter to us of the forces and harmony of nature.”