Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903

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Painter, illustrator, muralist; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Robert Blum illustrated letters, [between 1875 and 1900?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594925

Robert Frederick Blum was an American artist born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was employed for a time in a lithographic shop, and studied at the McMicken Art School of Design in Cincinnati, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, but he was practically self-taught, and early showed great and original talent. He settled in New York in 1879, and his first published sketches of Japanese jugglers appeared in St. Nicholas. His most important work is a large frieze in the Mendelssohn Music Hall, New York, Music and the Dance (1895). Blum's interest in Japan was reflected heavily in his work. He died in New York in 1903.

From the description of Robert Frederick Blum, sketch, "Augustine Moore House", Yorktown, VA. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 184739918

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creatorOf Anderson, A. A. (Abraham Archibald), 1847-1940. Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu, 1882 June 9. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909. Otto Bacher papers, 1873-1938. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert F. Blum and family. [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903. Robert Blum illustrated letters, [between 1875 and 1900?]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916. Robert Blum letters to Alexander Drake, 1879-1890. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
creatorOf Players (Club). Players Club letters, 1848-1941. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Chapellier Galleries (New York, N.Y.). Chapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers, 1816-1972. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert F. Blum [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn De Stephano, Flora. Flora de Stephano papers concerning Robert Frederick Blum, 1889-1932. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material Bancroft Library
referencedIn The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903. Robert Frederick Blum, sketch, "Augustine Moore House", Yorktown, VA. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909. Otto Bacher papers, 1873-1938. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903. Sketch of "Rosewell", ca. 1903. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
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associatedWith Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909. person
associatedWith Chapellier Galleries (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith De Stephano, Flora. person
associatedWith Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Honeyman, Robert B. person
associatedWith Moore House (Yorktown, Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Players (Club) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Gloucester County (Va.)
Rosewell Plantation (Va.)
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Birth 1857-07-09

Death 1903-06-08

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