(1867 - 1938)
Oscar Florianus Bluemner was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York / Germany. Oscar Bluemner is known for modernist architecture painting, landscape, colorist.
Biography Oscar Bluemner
Born near Hanover, Germany, Oscar Bluemner early followed in the
architectural careers of his father and grandfather. In the early
1880s, he studied painting and architecture at the Royal Academy of
Design in Berlin and then traveled to America hoping unsuccessfully for
an architectural commission with the 1893 World Exposition in Chicago.
did win a competition in 1900 for the design of the courthouse in
Bronx, New York, but his partner stole the commission from him.
Eventually he won a lawsuit against the partner, but by then he had
turned to painting and away from architecture. Bluemner first adopted
the impressionist style and urban subject matter of Maurice
Prendergast, but after a trip to Europe, his st
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