Robert Frederick Blum
(1857 - 1903)
Robert Frederick Blum was active/lived in New York, Ohio. Robert Blum is known for figure, genre and mural painting, illustration, lithography.
Biography Robert Frederick Blum
Born in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Robert Frederick Blum was the son of German-American parents. He had much in common with several other leading artists associated with American Impressionism, all of whom were from that city: John Twachtman, Ralph E. DeCamp, and Edward Potthast were all born in the 1850s, and each was a first-generation American whose parents had emigrated from Germany to Cincinnati. Their childhood experiences would have been similar, as they grew up in close proximity to one another in the city's boisterous German neighborhood. Twachtman and Blum knew each other as boys and shared an early enthusiasm for art.
A painter and illustrator, Blum likely developed an interest in ma
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