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Charles Carl Bolmar

 (1874 - 1950)
Charles (Carl) Pierce Bolmar was active/lived in Kansas.  Charles Carl Bolmar is known for landscape painting, illustration, cartoons.

Biography   Charles (Carl) Bolmar

Born Topeka, Aug. 28, 1874 and died Topeka, Aug. 14, 1950, Charles Bolmar was a landscape painter, cartoonist, writer and illustrator.  He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Spring Garden Institute, and with G.E. Hopkins in Topeka.

Bolmar illustrated Frank Albert Root's book, Overland Stage to California, and several books by Mrs. Margaret Hill McCarter.   He served as the art critic for the Topeka State Journal for forty years writing a column called, "Gleanings from the Field of Art."

He lived at 212 Greenwood in Topeka in 1900.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Detroit: R.L. Polk & Co. (v.1= 1878-9 v.5= 1886 v.9= 1900) (v.2= 1880 v.6= 1888-89 v.10= 1904) (v.3= 1882-83 v.7= 1891 v.11= 1908) (v.4= 1884-85 v.8= 1894 v.12= 1912) 1900; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 1, 2, 3, 4; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585., Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947 22, 24, 26, 27

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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