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