A freelance artist and glass painter, Mayer exhibited at the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851.
It seems very likely that he toured the West Country (and Penwith) in the year 1852, when he presented at exhibition a West Penwith subject. In 1853 he toured Wales and the Cotswolds with sketchpad and watercolours - Sept/October. He went into partnership with Thomas Baillie in 1854. The firm produced several hundred stained glass windows throughout the UK as well as overseas.
Mayer was also an early and keen amateur photographer and Photographic Society member from 1854.
Painter, glass painter, photographer
works and access
Works include: St Michael's Mount (1852) in private collection, West Cornwall
Crystal Palace 1851
New York 1854;
misc further info
Thanks for further information to author, Keith Hill.
Hill, Keith (1998) 'The Diary of George Mayer 1822-1884, An Artist in Glass' 12 page article in The Journal of Stained Glass, Vol XXII (ISBN 0 9510334 7 6) - One work entry in this diary relating to West Penwith, 1852.