Peter Baumgras

Peter Baumgras

Nationality: American

The art historian William Gerdts wrote of Peter Baumgras: "He is now more distinguished as Washington's finest master of still life, who created lovely, often quite simple flower and fruit paintings in the engaging botanical manner of the period." Born in Bavaria, Baumgras studied at the Dusseldorf Academy and the Royal Academy in Munich before settling in Washington, D.C. in 1857, where he specialized in still lifes with an intentional Shaker-like modesty. During the fifteen years that he lived there, Baumgras helped found the Washington Art Association, taught at Columbian University, and painted a portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1865). His paintings can be viewed at the New York Historical Society; Ford's Theatre and Museum, Washington, D.C.; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; New Haven Colony Historical Society; and Oakland Museum, California.


Peter Baumgras Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
PETER BAUMGRAS (American, 1827-1904) Still Life with Fruit Oil on wood panel 8-1/4 x 10 inches (21.0 x 25.4 cm) Sign
PETER BAUMGRAS (American, 1827-1904)Still Life with FruitOil on wood panel8-1/4 x 10 inches (21.0 x 25.4 cm)Sign...
Lot 64209
Auction 5096
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
PETER BAUMGRAS (American, 1827-1904) Still Life with Apples and Plums, 1868 Oil on canvas 8-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches (21.0
PETER BAUMGRAS (American, 1827-1904)Still Life with Apples and Plums, 1868Oil on canvas8-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches (21.0 ...
Lot 64210
Auction 5096
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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