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 Blum Robert Frederick

 

 

Blum Robert Frederick         Pages: 1 - 2


(b Cincinnati, OH, 9 July 1857; d New York, 8 June 1903).

American painter and illustrator. The son of German–American parents, he probably became interested in magazine illustration while an apprentice at Gibson & Co., lithographers in Cincinnati, during 1873 and 1874. He began drawing lessons at the McMicken School of Design (now the Art Academy of Cincinnati) c. 1873, transferring to the Ohio Mechanics Institute in 1874. Blum visited the Centennial Exposition (1876) in Philadelphia and was impressed with paintings by Giovanni Boldini and Mariano Fortuny y Mansal and by Japanese art. He remained there for about nine months, studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

 


A Japanese Woman

 

 


The Ameya or Itinerant Candy Vender

 

 


On the Lagoon, Venice

 

 


Venetian Street Scene

 

 


The Silk Merchant

 

 


The Picture Book

 

 


The Flower Market, Tokyo

 

 


Repose

 

 


Repose

 

 


Old Powhatan Chimney

 

 


Geisha at Her Toilet

 

 


Cloisonne Maker

 
 

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