Painter. Born in Milwaukee, WI on Jan. 24, 1865. Baumgartner was a self-taught painter. He settled in San Francisco in 1894 and for over 50 years was an active member of the local art scene.
Painting in oil, tempera, and watercolor, his subjects were primarily landscapes and pastoral scenes with figures. He died in San Francisco on Oct. 18, 1946.
Member: Bohemian Club; SFAA. Exh: Milwaukee Expo, 1892 (gold medal); SFAA, 1900; Society for Sanity in Art, CPLH, 1940, 1945.
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