Robert Frederick Blum (1857-1903)

Robert Frederick Blum (1857-1903)
American impressionist landscape & Orientalia genre painter, illustrator & teacher ;
Robert F. Blum ; R.F. Blum ; R. F. Blum ; R. Frederick Blum ; R. Blum ; Robt. Blum ; 
[Born July 9, 1857 in Cincinnati, OH – died June 8, 1903 in New York, NY]

 

FAD record control number: 33551 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Robert Frederick Blum (1857-1903) biography:

Birth: July 9, 1857 in Cincinnati, OH ;
Death: June 8, 1903 in New York, NY of pneumonia ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Cancer ;

Known for: Japanese-influenced genre painting ; early American impressionist landscapes ;
Medium: Oil ; pastel ; watercolor ; pen & ink ; mosaics ; mixed-media ;
Technique: Painting ; etching ; drawing ; mural painting ;
Subjects: landscape ; people ; Japanese ;

Areas: Cincinnati, OH (1857-1874, 1877) ; Philadelphia, PA (ca.1875-1876) ; New York, NY (1879,18n81-1884, 1888-1903) ; Venice, Italy (1880-1881, June, 1885 – November, 1886, 1889) ; Brick Church, NJ (1886) ; Toledo, Spain (1882) ; Madrid, Spain (1882) ; Holland (1884) ; San Francisco, CA (1890) ; Japan (1890-1892) ;
Region: Midwest ; North East ; Europe ; West Coast ; Far East ;
Lived: Cincinnati, OH (1878) ; 58 West 57th Street, New York, NY (1881-1884) ; The Benedick, 80 East Washington Square, New York, NY (1888-1890, 1893) ; 90 Grove Street, New York, NY (1894-1903) ;
Father: Friederich Blum (1822-1902) ;
Mother: Mary (Haller) Blum (1825-1891) ;
Relatives:
Spouse: Minnie (Pechstedt) Hutton (1850-1936), married in IN (ca.1870-1887), born in Cincinnati, OH ;
Children: Matilda Kunigunda (Blum) Meyer (1882-1966) ;

Training: McMicken School of Design [now the Art Academy of Cincinnati], Cincinnati, OH (ca.1873) ; Ohio Mechanic’s Institute, Cincinnati, OH (1874) under Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1876) ;
Instructors: Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) ;
Work: Gibson & Co., Cincinnati, OH, lithography apprenticeship (1873-1874) ; worked as illustrator in Cincinnati, OH ; Scribner’s Magazine, New York, NY (1879) ; Mendelssohn Glee Club Hall, New York, NY, murals ; New Amsterdam Theater, New York, NY, murals ;

Taught: Art Students’ League of New York, New York, NY (1896-1900) ;
Students:

Member: Society of Painters in Pastel, New York, NY, founder ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY, academician, 1893 ; Society of American Artists, New York, NY ; American Watercolor Society, New York, NY ; National Society of Mural Painters, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Closson’s Gallery, Cincinnati, OH ; Exposition Universelle, Paris, France (1889) ; San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco, CA (1895) ; Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, NY (1901) ;  Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1879-1880) ; Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ; Society of Illustrators, New York, NY ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; Art Students’ League of New York, NY ; Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY ; Lotos Club, New York, NY ;
Awards: Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, gold medal (1889) ; Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, NY, gold medal (1901) ;

Milestones: Dropped out of high school to apprentice at Cincinnati print shop ; Studied along side fellow students : Twachtman & DeCamp ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2018.33551

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Record birth date:
June 28, 2018

Last updated: May 26, 2019 at 0:10 am

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