Georges Sauveur Maury was born in Saint-Denis, a suburb just north of Paris, on October 6, 1872. Maury moved to Paris, where he was the student of Fernand Humbert (1842-1934), Alphonse Morlot (1838-1918) and the flower painter Ernest Quost (1842-1931), whose works attracted the attention of Monet and Van Gogh.
Maury’s most frequent subjects were painting, children, women and flowers, though he is also noted for his landscapes and orientalist works, including a series of brightly colored orientalist fantasies. He showed in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1904 until the late 1920’s. He received an honorable mention in1907, a medal in 1911 and a gold medal and the Prix Marie Bashkirtseff in 1914. He also exhibited at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.