(1812 - 1877)
Charles (Carl) Baum was active/lived in New Jersey / Germany. Charles Baum is known for still life in opulence and landscape painting.
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Charles Baum is considered an early German-American still life painter. His canvases, over-flowing with fruits and flowers seem vulgar by modern standards, but they reflect Victorian opulence and the optimistic perspective of a New World filled with abundance.
Little is known of Baum's life, except like Severin Roesen, he was born in the German Rhineland and immigrated to the United States in the wake of the European revolutions of 1848. He first settled in New York, then moved to Pennsylvania.
Like several artists, including Paul Lacroix, Charles Baum was strongly influenced by the work of Roesen. He imitated his work and his production, which included porcelain and enamel painting. Charles Baum's paintings were all very si
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