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Creston Baumgartner

 (1908 - 1984)
Creston Baumgartner was active/lived in Arizona, Maryland.  Creston Baumgartner is known for historical frontier painting, mural.

Biography   Creston Baumgartner

A long-time Arizona artist, Creston Baumgartner was born in Baltimore, Maryland and received his art education from the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts, graduating in 1927. From there he went to the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia for post-graduate work.

His first introduction to Arizona was in 1932 when he was sent on an assignment for Nature Magazine.  He moved to Phoenix in 1933 and founded the "Charcoal Club," a fine art school.  In 1937, he became an artist for the Phoenix Public Works Art Project. During the Depression, he designed the decorative border strip, three feet high and eighteen feet long, for a balcony overhang in the foyer of the Capitol Annex.

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