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Oscar Bluemner

 (1867 - 1938)
Oscar Florianus Bluemner was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York / Germany.  Oscar Bluemner is known for modernist architecture painting, landscape, colorist.

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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.

He 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   ...  Displaying 750 of 11382 characters.

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